A few weeks ago, Dirt set out to build us a much-needed deck.
(the one that came with the house was falling apart)
He figured it would take him 3 weekends.
Which was pretty ambitious, considering he was doing the entire thing by himself (well, the kids did pitch in)
By the 2nd weekend, the deck was framed and things were really coming together.
Dirt was building a much larger deck than what was previously there.
By the end of the 3rd weekend, he was laying the decking.
which took longer and was more backbreaking than originally expected.
During the 4th & 5th weekend (and while I was in Africa), he found time to lay the remaining decking.
And this weekend, he put the railings up.