More than twelve years ago we had built Bonnie and Troy’s rear deck in just 2 days. The intervening decade had not been kind. The deck was sagging and it needed to be replaced. The original construction was a marathon that none of us were anxious to repeat. So, when our daughter called to schedule some time to demolish and replace the deck, we were perfectly fine with taking more time. Plenty more time.
The next step was to assemble 2 – 2” x 10” x 12’ boards into a support beam, one for each set of 3 posts. Carrying just one of these boards was an effort for 2 of us. Carrying the assembled pair required three. By day’s end, these beams were in place, and we had begun construction of the frame that would support the deck boards. This deck was not going to sag.
We enjoyed our time with Bonnie’s family, getting to spend time with Troy and Taylor. One night we were joined by Serenity and Alexis as well, when Christina met us in Emporia. The 4 kids had fun at the big blue chair outside IHOP and wanted to explore the race cars in the parking lot as well.