I called in a great crew on Saturday to build a new deck. I’ve talked about building it since the day I bought the house over two years ago. I was pumped up to get it done. The guys worked fast and furious. We had the framing complete by noon including the steps. It’s amazing how fast a project can go with the right people and the right tools. The crew size was cut in half, down to two, at about 3:30, but we still managed to get all the decking done and the main support spindles in place before we called it a day.
Now that we had a great head start, I could finish the rest of the project myself. I spent most of Sunday avoiding the rain drops, and continually bringing my electric tools in and out of the rain. I got a little bit done, but with so much time wasted running to Menards and the Home Depot and didn’t have much to show for my efforts. My circular saw burt out, I had to get a few more materials, and I had to buy a cordless drill upgrade. My puny 14.4 volt Skill Drill would only last about 20 minutes… then take 4 hours to charge. I couldn’t get anything done. I have a wired drill, but it only has two speeds, balls-to-the-walls or off. I kept stripping the heads on the screws.
Sunday was a pretty good day. After some head scratching I finally decided on how I wanted to do my railing. I’m happy with the result, but fabricating all the spindles added a lot of time – I think it was worth it.
If all goes well I should have it done this week.
When’s the next poker tournament? Ill be in St Cloud this Friday for about 2 weeks. Maybe you can spend some quality time on your new deck after you make an early exit from the tourney!?!
September 8, 2004 — 12:05 am
Bring a lot of money!
September 8, 2004 — 8:50 am
Ogre is having a party at his place in WI this Saturday… anyone interested should call him – or me. Don’t think it’s a poker event, but we could make it one…
How’d the poker event last weekend turn out V?
September 8, 2004 — 3:29 pm
Poker was fun last Sunday night! Just ask J-Ballz as he won both games that little rat faced BEE-OCHH. I look forward to getting some redemption this Sunday! I vote we watch the game at Hollywoods as he has the 50+ inch wide screen and then we deal out the cards!
September 10, 2004 — 7:47 pm
Where do you have the chips that I can buy man!
I want to make a purchase!
September 13, 2004 — 2:16 pm
Want to have your own 11.5 gram poker chips like everyone else is buying off ebay for 70 to 130 bucks? You can get them here for $40.
If you want the 13 gram poker chips like I have you can get them on ebay. Just search for 13 gram.
September 13, 2004 — 2:24 pm