Saturday, May 26, 2012
FOGEYISMS GETS LAZY--
Well, not really! Rather than exert our usual effort on blog story production our attention has been diverted by son Brian's large deck re-construction project at a nice, rural home near old friends the Hoffner's on Graham Rd., between Mansfield and Lexington.
That itself has turned into a social bonus as, most days, Ed and Donna stop by the construction project so the labor force can accompany them to lunch, mostly at Warriors Pizza in nearby Ontario; always a tasty and enjoyable interlude indeed.
Participating in the project was made all the nicer by the few days my other son Craig was in town from his Indiana home and the three of us were able to labor some days away together. That's Brian wrestling with the board in the top photo while helper Casey prepares to hoist it to its new home on the upper level. The step stringers behind Brian will give access to the pool level from the new deck.
Below is a view from the opposite diagonal showing part of the approximately 1,000 square foot project. These joists continue out of the photo to the right with an area yet again as large as shown which will contain a shrubbery-framed hot-tub, and the stringers laying on this section will provide 8 foot wide access stairs to the ground level in the foreground.
The finished project is expected to cost somewhere below $30,000.
Also in the blog cue waiting for some finishing touches is a story on our most recent visit to Hemlock Falls. That story will contain some photos and some very interesting news about a change in ownership of the falls property and plans for a new hiking trail in southern Richland County. Please stop by a week from Saturday and enjoy Hemlock with us and square dancing friends, Mark and Nancy Meinzer.