Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ode to our deck

I had intended to give an update on the deck we built in our yard but never did.  Decided that it is time for that update.  Those of you who read this have probably already seen/enjoyed the deck but just in case, it still seemed appropriate to give a formal shout out to Bob for having the idea to scope creep our outdoor furniture plans into a deck and to Dad for making those plans a reality.

Now we spend the majority of our weekends on this deck enjoying either the warmth of the sun or the cool of the evening (as in the case of our recent heatwave!).  When you live in NorCal you pay a premium for good weather, so having an outdoor room is a great way to maximize your limited space.  

Prior to having a deck we had sloped, cracked concrete so this deck is a huge upgrade.
Today Bob and Jacqueline used the deck area for a new activity -- napping.  We've become complete nap failures since Jaq's operation.  She seems to revive herself at the smallest event and on the weekends having us all home there is always something going on she doesn't want to miss.  

This afternoon, Ashton and I decided it was time to use my mother's day gift certificate and get pedicures.  Bob and Jacqueline dropped us off and walked home.  Turns out that the walk home was sufficiently boring to put her to sleep.  

Bob wisely grabbed the sunday paper and enjoyed some quiet time on the deck with Jacqueline getting a nap.  What can we say, the deck rocks!

Thanks again Dad.  We love it.

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