Lots of exciting stuff happening over here! We broke ground on the deck and things are looking like a HOT mess.
We’ve poured the footings (see all of the fancy new terms I’m learning!) and we have a general idea of how big the deck is going to be – it is so cool to walk it and really see how much space we’ll have to work with! Also, you’ll notice that Grace is in EVERY single one of these photos – she is OBSESSED with the construction zone. So much so that Chris installed temporary fencing last night to keep her out of the debris. So. much. debris.
So our dining table (similar to this) is apparently huge and is going to take up most of the deck. That’s ok! My one requirement was seating for fourteen. And I’m gonna get it!
I spent some time drawing it all up tonight (Chris thought I was still working and peeked onto my computer and saw me playing in Paint and I think he laughed so hard he cried). Anyway – please don’t laugh at my ridiculous mock-ups. Seriously – they are ridiculous.
This is how big the deck will be (please note Grace):
The doors to the basement will have a raised door over them – we won’t be losing that.
Here’s the view from the door from the kitchen – we’re removing the bush that’s there, adding a firepit, and getting rid of the stump.
And then along the fence, I’m doing a curved bed of hydrangeas. We’ll have six, maybe seven in all, but I couldn’t fit that many on my drawing.
I’m especially proud of my detail work on those hydrangeas. Although it does really look like the hydrangeas are eating Grace.
So that’s where we are – a big pile of dirt and nine footings!
Tomorrow morning, we’ll be framing her out. I’m so excited!
Thanks for checking in. xo
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