Today Steve and Bex are visiting for the day.
Steve has to measure up a big deck for Stew's boss.
Then he will be building it over the next few weekends ... all going well.
Today, as he's only measuring up, I hope he can do a little job here too.
We want to remove the railway sleeper seats that the previous owners built on the patio. When they get hot they 'bleed' out tar. It's revolting, and clearly you can't actually sit on them.
So we are wanting to take the sleepers off, and replace them with normal timber so you can sit on it.
Then I can use the sleepers as edging for a new garden in the bare corner under the kitchen/lounge windows.
What else for today? Well spending time with the little boys of course! I miss them so much, I'm looking forward to more frequent visits from them while Steve is working on the deck.
Right, that's all for now... catch ya later. Have a nice day.
Awesome day... everything is going as planned.
The guys have done the measure up for the deck, and now they are going to try taking the sleepers off the seating supports.
ABOVE: Not sure if he likes it... but eventually he shoved the whole thing in his gob.
ABOVE: that's the sleeper seating... hopefully they will be gone soon.
ABOVE: I have a few daffodils scattered around the yard. Next season I hope to have heaps more... I'm going to get more bulbs and put them around the fruit trees.
ABOVE: Steve undoing the bolts holding the sleepers on the supports.
ABOVE: That is wet, dripping TAR. Revolting shit.
You sure in hell could not sit on that.
ABOVE: Now they are flipped upside down and form the edge for this new garden. I plan on getting some hydrangeas for this corner.
7.24 pm: And our visitors have gone. We ended up having Bex's brother Chris and his fiance Anna here for the afternoon and dinner too.
It's always nice having 'extended family' over.
Now it's time to wind down, tidy up and relax for the evening.