It's bee a few hours a day, here and there, just to get the framing and the posts up. There has been a ton of frustration over not having the correct tool, or bolts being stripped, or hitting a screw with the spade bit, or effing up the calculations. But I think we finally got most everything figured out.
Here's were we were a few days ago:
|Just a little frame|
|Lola and Bozz urging us on so they can play in the backyard|
And here's where we are today...There's even more done because the boy was outside with the skeeters (after dark...GASP!!) adding steps.
|Ta daaaa! Let there be railing! And posts with covers!|
|The view from inside. Don't mind that pile of concrete. That will be the patio soon!|
When it comes down to it, this project has not been cheap (At least to me. I'm always on the look-out for the sales), but in perspective, it has cost way less than if we a) hired someone to construct it or b) bought all the materials at full price. It will be cool to see how it all turns out :-)