M is for...MOVING Along

A month ago, I showed you a glimpse of the jumbled pile of wood in our back yard. If you missed it, you can catch up here, but basically, the abbreviated version is...

Hubby wants the smoker on the deck permanently, 
and he designed a counter/bar to house it. 
This is what he started with:


It's just a pile of boards right now

But housing the smoker on the deck means we also need a cover, right? 
Deck-before
I don't think that flimsy umbrella will work. What do you think? Bare bones, right?

Well, I promised updates, and here they are. Prepare to be awed. :)

What? You're not impressed? 

Well, I am. Just looking at that hunk o' man, sweating, that look of fierce concentration on his face...

Oops! Sorry. Got a bit off track. Admittedly not much progress has been made on the counter to my hubby's chagrin. But truthfully the poor man has not had a single minute of spare time to work on this.

But, finally, we're MOVING along on our deck! Take a look at this:







Sweet, huh? I think we may be ready to host Thanksgiving dinner outside on this beautiful deck. Even if it rains... :)

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Fiction Faith & Foodies: M is for...MOVING Along

Friday, October 18, 2013

M is for...MOVING Along

A month ago, I showed you a glimpse of the jumbled pile of wood in our back yard. If you missed it, you can catch up here, but basically, the abbreviated version is...

Hubby wants the smoker on the deck permanently, 
and he designed a counter/bar to house it. 
This is what he started with:


It's just a pile of boards right now

But housing the smoker on the deck means we also need a cover, right? 
Deck-before
I don't think that flimsy umbrella will work. What do you think? Bare bones, right?

Well, I promised updates, and here they are. Prepare to be awed. :)

What? You're not impressed? 

Well, I am. Just looking at that hunk o' man, sweating, that look of fierce concentration on his face...

Oops! Sorry. Got a bit off track. Admittedly not much progress has been made on the counter to my hubby's chagrin. But truthfully the poor man has not had a single minute of spare time to work on this.

But, finally, we're MOVING along on our deck! Take a look at this:







Sweet, huh? I think we may be ready to host Thanksgiving dinner outside on this beautiful deck. Even if it rains... :)

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18 Comments:

At October 18, 2013 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Susan said...

Dora that's beautiful! I would hang out there - looks like a great new writing spot too!:)

 
At October 18, 2013 at 8:27 AM , Blogger Sandra Ardoin said...

Ah, that garage photo. I've seen that same stance and look on my hubby in the middle of a project. It's the "Lord, help me, I don't know what to do next" look. Kind of like the one you and I get when we're staring at the computer screen, ready to tear our hair out. :) Good job!

 
At October 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Definitely! I never could before because the glare was too bad, but now? I may hang out there every day. :D

 
At October 18, 2013 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Ha! Yes, that's his "thinking" stance. lol

 
At October 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Looks LOVELY, Dora!

 
At October 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Susan Craft said...

Fabulous deck, Dora. Kudos to your hubby.

 
At October 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Thanks, Susan!

But I'm thinking I need to issue a disclaimer here. Hubby's only doing the smoker bar. Although he's talented enough to do the deck, we hired a contractor. An hour or so in the eves and weekends would take hubby forever.

 
At October 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Thank you, Joanne. We're excited about it. :)

 
At October 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Shelley Wilburn said...

Nice! Beautiful pics, Dora. I'm jealous. My hubby IS a contractor, so having watched him build various things (including our house), I know all too well how long these projects can take. Funny...they always go a lot quicker for other people. ;-]

 
At October 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

Beautiful!
Diana

 
At October 18, 2013 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Sherry Kuhn said...

Looks beautiful~!

 
At October 18, 2013 at 2:03 PM , Anonymous Tom Threadgill said...

Looking good!

 
At October 18, 2013 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

So right, Shelley. That's because our poor guys are so tired when they get home from working all day. :)

 
At October 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Thanks, guys!

 
At October 19, 2013 at 2:42 AM , Blogger Barbara Lynn Culler said...

Looking good! The deck is too. :) How exciting for you!

 
At October 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

haha. Thanks, Barbara!

 
At October 27, 2013 at 10:53 PM , Blogger Karla Akins said...

I will not covet, I will not covet, I will not covet... :-) AWESOME. Loved your sweaty hunk of man comment, too. :-)

 
At October 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

lol, thanks, Karla!

 

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