Every Christmas I get the “What do you really want?” question from my children and I usually have a wimpy sort of answer like … “whatever you give me will be great.” But this year I decided to answer that question honestly and I did. I told them I would be happy to buy all the material if they could build me a new deck to replace the one that I’d had for over 30 years !
Well, they were delighted and in March the weather man promised a few warm and clear days and they went to work. In the picture you see the three of them in action. That’s my oldest son on the far right, my middle son (in the white hat) under the window and my son-in-law on the left.
Working together they managed to finish the job in three days (although I can’t stain it for 6 months because the wood needs to “cure” first !). But I couldn’t be happier …
…it’s like having my old deck back but with a very important change …I now have a substantial railing and that is critical for me.
I actually spent years without a railing and I remember the many times that I slipped on ice or wet leaves. It’s a wonder that I didn’t break something or fall off the deck !
So, if you have a deck without a railing think hard about adding one onto it. There are so many options to choose from and your kids will rest easier knowing that you’ll be safe in any weather.