Putting on one’s own shoes, our ‘Little One’ escapes through the back ‘doggy door’. “Put your rain jacket on” I call out.
Kids love playing in the rain! I watch our Little One, play in water puddles collected ontop of the outside chairs. The back deck is now a safe area for children to play.
When we moved here (over a year ago) the deck was in desperate need of staining and the railings were dangerous – a falling risk for not only children.
We employed a professional to repair and secure the deck but we were the ones who sanded, stained and painted over numerous days.
The renovated back deck was completed just before Christmas – in time for our house warming with the neighbourhood. We invited our neighbours and all we had met in our new town, as a way of saying “Thankyou” for welcoming us. People joked that half of the town was at the party.
In 2015 we will again be focusing on the outside of our home. Not only the gardens but also painting and repairs. Most of which we intend doing ourselves.