One Less Thing To Worry About

United States
May 3, 2021 9:18am CST
Happy Monday Everyone! here we are at the start of a new week and a new month. The weekend flew by and I wasn't here at all. Half because I was busy and the other half because I just wanted to disconnect from the computer. Good news on Saturday. Our president of the HOA was having his deck done and asked if anyone was interested in an estimate. I jumped on it because I just want mine done and over with. The guy gave a good price which included power washing, sanding whatever boards need it and the staining of one or two coats as necessary. He left a brochure with the color choices of stain to pick so that's the fun part. Since my son is so backed up with his own work and my daughter in law recovering from her surgery he has his hands full. I know he would do it but I'm in a bit of a time crunch for two reasons. 1...I want it done so I don't get a fine. No more worries for me 2...I want to be able to use my deck as the nice weather approaches. Yesterday we went over to my oldest daughters to see her new pergola which was installed on Saturday. It looks so nice and covers here whole patio. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather and then stayed for dinner. All in all it was a good weekend. Now today it's back to a typical day.....my daughter is working, the pups are snoring and I'm having my coffee. Hope everyone had a good weekend and also a good day today
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• United States
3 May
I hope they'll be able to do the deck in a timely manner. I watched Mega Decks on Discovery + a few weeks ago and loved it. Of course those decks are like en-suites in most cases. Pergolas are nice too. My neighbor has one in her back yard that shades the harsh sun as it sets.
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• United States
3 May
My daughter has been talking about getting a pergola to cover her patio for a few years now. Finally they gave in and got it. It covers the patio and now it's much more enjoyable to be able to sit outside without the sun beating down on you. I love watching those Mega Decks shows too. Mine is just a simple 12x12 but still enough to be able to sit outside and have some chairs, etc. It will be nice when it's finally done
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• United States
3 May
@Marilynda1225 We have a small porch that doesn't give us enough space or much of a view, especially in the summer months. Our back yard allows us some privacy, but not a lot of views either. We have the hill right behind it.
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• United States
3 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum I have a small porch in the front of my house and I like to sit out there in the afternoon as the sun is at the back of the house. Maybe once the deck is finished we can get a new umbrella so that we have protection from the sun. Otherwise it's too hot. I really wanted to get a new barbecue this year too but that's on the back burner for now. I live in a community so our back yards face each other and we don't have any fences for privacy. Thankfully we have trees so it gives us privacy
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@just4him (241723)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
That's great you'll get the deck done soon. I'm glad you had a good weekend. Enjoy the coffee.
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• United States
3 May
The deck has been on my mind since I got the notice it had to be stained. Wood decks are a pain and mine gets weather beaten since the sun shines on it all day long. My son was supposed to do it but he's busy an I hate to nag him.
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@just4him (241723)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
@Marilynda1225 Maybe when you tell him you have a quote, he'll do it for you.
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@thelme55 (68184)
• Germany
3 May
My weekend was fine. Enjoy your coffee.
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• United States
4 May
Glad you enjoyed your weekend
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@thelme55 (68184)
• Germany
4 May
@Marilynda1225 I am glad about that, too. Have a nice Tuesday
@thelme55 (68184)
• Germany
4 May
@Marilynda1225 I am glad about that, too. Have a nice Tuesday.
@1creekgirl (25177)
• United States
3 May
I'm sure your deck will be lovely. Enjoy!
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• United States
4 May
I don't know how soon he'll be able to start but I'm looking forward to it being done.
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@1creekgirl (25177)
• United States
4 May
@Marilynda1225 Be sure to post some photos!
@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
3 May
So happy you are getting a new deck. I enjoy the screen room every day. Enjoy your day.
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• United States
4 May
I love your nrw deck! I think I'm going to go with a stain that's a bit darker. So many of my neighbors did the darker option and it looks really nice
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@CarolDM (130881)
• United States
4 May
@Marilynda1225 Thank you! Can't wait to get it sealed and start adding plants and flowers. The dark is nice.
@DianneN (225672)
• United States
3 May
I feel your relief about getting the deck done! Terrific news. I’m happy you had such a wonderful day at your daughter’s with dinner, too!
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• United States
3 May
Of course I'm not happy to have to pay someone to do my deck but it is what it is. At least I don't have to worry now that it won't be done in time for the next inspection and since it's someone the HOA has recommended the deadline will be extended. The guy got quite a few decks to do over the weekend. It's always nice not to have to cook and dinner at my daughters was quite unexpected. We only stopped over to see the new pergola.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
4 May
@Marilynda1225 I’m sure your son will be relieved and now you will be, too. Just pretend you are like everyone else who has to pay.
@rebelann (84148)
• El Paso, Texas
3 May
I wish I could afford a deck but out here the contractors want thousands of dollars just to install one so I won't be getting one anytime soon.
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• United States
3 May
Decks are expensive but it's one of the main perks of the house I'm living in. I always wanted a deck so I could just step outside and enjoy having outside living space. Once its done we can haul out the deck furniture and enjoy it for the rest of the summer.
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@rebelann (84148)
• El Paso, Texas
3 May
Now I'm thinking what it would take to get a loan to build one.
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 May
My weekend was okay. Today started of well. Have you ever taken black coffee?
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• United States
3 May
black coffee is the only way I drink my coffee Glad you had a good weekend and a good day today
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• Nairobi, Kenya
3 May
@Marilynda1225 thank you my friend
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
3 May
my job is computer-based, focused on building computer solutions. So on vacation, I love to just get away. There is something about being free of technology for a few days!
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• United States
3 May
I enjoyed being away from the computer for the weekend. I don't know if I would want to spend weekend on the computer if I did it as my job all week long. But I guess it's different when you're on the computer for fun rather than work.
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@DocAndersen (39483)
• United States
3 May
@Marilynda1225 it is a balance - i am cutting way back on the weekends.
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@Nevena83 (61813)
• Serbia
3 May
Yes, I believe your son is busy, but if you like that guy's offer, then that makes things easier.
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@Nevena83 (61813)
• Serbia
3 May
@Marilynda1225 I believe so, but sometimes we want to save money.
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@erictsuma (6979)
• Mombasa, Kenya
3 May
Yes my weekend was awesome and today is also good
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• United States
3 May
Glad you had a good weekend and a good day today
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@erictsuma (6979)
• Mombasa, Kenya
3 May
@Marilynda1225 yes thank you
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@Belexhanns (1423)
• Kampala, Uganda
3 May
Hope the coffee is good , my day has went well
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• United States
3 May
Can't start my day with coffee
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• Kampala, Uganda
4 May
@marlina (122856)
• Canada
3 May
Did the contractor say how long it would take to do the deck and when can he do it?
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• United States
3 May
He has another deck to do before mine but he'll come and power wash as soon as he can and do whatever sanding needs to be done. Since he's recommended by the HOA and has a lot of decks to do here we've gotten an extension for when it has to be completed. I'm hoping I'm more at the top of his list and it will be done fairly soon so we can use it all summer.
@Janet357 (72137)
3 May
Good morning Miss Marilyn. It feels good when we are disconnected from the computer. What happened to her, your DIL?
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• United States
3 May
My DIL had surgery on her shoulder since she dislocated it. They had to repair torn ligaments and put in pins to keep the shoulder in place. Her recovery is slow and physical therapy is very painful. She's such an upbeat person that it's sad to hear the pain in her voice when I talk to her
@Juliaacv (54757)
• Canada
3 May
It sounds like you had a really nice weekend. We had a busy but nice weekend also. The weather has really turned here, its gotten warmer.
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• United States
3 May
It was nice to have a busy weekend and something to do other than being stuck in the house. The weather made the weekend even nicer but now today it's going to rain.
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@Courtlynn (70327)
• United States
4 May
Ooh, glad you're getting there on getting it done.
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@RebeccasFarm (29416)
• United States
4 May
Weekend was alright..have a good week pal xo
@Hannihar (113327)
• Israel
4 May
@Marilynda1225 I can understand why you do not want to bother your son with the deck. I hope it gets done soon so you do not get a fine.
@wolfgirl569 (40165)
• Marion, Ohio
4 May
Its good that you have that problem solved.
@LadyDuck (337252)
• Switzerland
3 May
If you get a good estimate, I think that doing with the workers and having the job done is the best solution. I was looking at my garden today and there is too much to do, I am going to call a gardener to trim and prune the bushes and plants and remove the unwanted plants.