September 13th, 2021

House

More Decking

Lisa is slowly making progress on the patio deck.

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Lisa has started to install the long deck beams, occasionally calling upon me to lend a hand, or rather a couple of feet, as she has me stand on the beams while she drives the wood screws. The first board (the one closest to the concrete block) needed a bunch of trimming and adjusting, with Lisa using a wood rasp to plane it down on one side, because the concrete block is uneven on the side where the board goes.

There will be more trimming of boards as we near the end. Unfortunately, one piece of hardware that we do not have but that would probably be useful is a planer, as there's almost certainly going to need to be one board that will need to be planed down to fit into an irregularly-shaped space.