Well the time has come. After 23 years the house is starting to look weary. The deck needs renovating, the blinds need replacing, the garage and laundry need attention and the whole place needs painting. $$$$$$$$$. There goes how many vacations. I'm pulled two ways. I love travelling but I love to have a nice house. At seventy, how many more years will we live here???? Is it worth spending on renovations? Soon we'll be too old to travel. Shouldn't we go now? That is my dilemma. Somehow, I succumbed to start on renovations.
Every few years the deck needs oiling. The last time we did it ourselves and managed to botch the job. In no time the surface bubbled and flaked off but did we care ? No, off we went on vacations around Australia and overseas. Tut tut. So the deck became so badly damaged that we had to get professionals in to try to bring it back to life.
Leo had to painstakingly knock all the nail heads down so that the sanding and finishing will be successful.
Syd sands the deck and carts away bags of sawdust but leaves a fine deposit on all the windows and walls for me to clean off later.
to the front of the house. When I turn around 180* ........
you can see the deck continues around the other.......
side of the house. But wait.....that is not all.....
At the back entrance we have a bridge type deck. The decks were starting to look good after they were sanded twice.
Then 3 coats of decking finish was applied.
So now it is finished and I don't want the huge, heavy, timber, table back up here so I gave it to the neighbours and I hope to buy a smaller, light weight one.