Saturday, October 22, 2011

Back Home

My mom returned on Thursday from her trip to London and Paris with my brother's family.   She was just in time to see the backyard transformed.  I stopped by Friday night to get updated photos.
All the boards were attached using a hidden fastener system so there are no nails or screws in the top of the beautiful redwood.  This deck is BIG, 18 x 30 feet.  There will be a built in bench across the far end, and some steps leading off the sides to walkways close to the house.

Bear watched all the progress as intently as he always does, with a smile on his face. 

There were presents from overseas for me to open!  Some Fauchon tea from my sister in law Laura, and the Earl Grey from Harrod's from my mom.   Thanks, Mom and Laura!   I plan to savor both.  I hope to have some photos from London and Paris to share in a few days, but it may be ATW (after the wedding).

Friday evening and a number of hours today have been spent on the wedding outfit.  More on that tomorrow...

4 comments:

Carol said...

Allie the deck is just beautiful!

Barb said...

That deck does look beautiful...

Michele said...

What an amazing deck! Just beautiful! I love bear's outlook on life :-) Very positive :-) Great gifts!

Denise :) said...

What a gorgeous deck -- redwood is beautiful! What fun -- loose teas make a GREAT gift!!! :)