Wednesday, September 09, 2009

What Next, a Log Cabin?

If you've been reading my blog at all this summer, I'm sure you've seen the big project for the summer - Jeffrey and Cory built a deck and pergola. I keep mentioning it because I absolutely love it. We have been using it as often as possible, grilling out, eating dinner out there, enjoying our coffee in the mornings. There are times I catch myself wondering, 'why didn't we do this sooner?' Cory has asked the same thing a few times.

The truth is that there were other things that needed done first - a shed built in the back yard, the basement finished so it can be usable (see previous post), stone walls put up for flower beds around the house. The shed and the basement Jeffrey basically did himself. He tried to get Cory to help him, but Cory wasn't really interested. Cory did help with the stones around the house, and this summer, with the deck, he helped a lot. He enjoyed it, too! So, yes, there were priorities, other projects that needed done, and we didn't want to go into debt just so we could have everything at once, but the main reason we didn't do this sooner was that Cory wasn't ready for a project like that - or at least he didn't think he was.

Now that we know he's good with a hammer and a drill, it's time to plan the next project, right? It probably won't be a log cabin, but Jeffrey was just saying the other day that he needs a bigger shed. Maybe a shed addition? After all, now we have all this deck furniture and the new grill that will need to be stored for the winter...

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