Just Working

Jobs that take on a life of their own.
We got the second coat on the front today which was great – and a lot more quickly done as Jeff didn’t need the extension ladder like I did to reach the top!
We then started eyeing off the boards that were all beginning to warp upwards.
Meh- why not? Grabbed the crowbars and other useful tools and started prying them up.

Under that layer of dirt and debris, there was a nice big concrete slab.
The timber pieces laying on top that were bolted into the cement and used to nail the veranda boards onto were completely rotting away.

We now have a mini renovation job at the corner where the slab ends (Leaving a dip and a hole) as well as making the cement slab even and prettier!
The veranda boards are actually in quite good condition – just grotty and in need of cleaning and staining. We removed all the nails which took a while, but they are all stacked and ready to be used… not sure where, but we will think of something!

We also did our tip trip today to get rid of about 3 months of rubbish. Mostly household stuff with a bit of stuff around the yard that really was past its used by date. Not photo worthy, but great to start fresh with empty bins again.

Looking forward to pickling these beauties and adding them into my salads!

Found another couple of ears of corn ready today – they are already in our tummies and much enjoyed!
Lots of home grown on the plate tonight… not least our fav. summer side dish, the stuffed tomatoes!

Hope your day was just as delicious!!


Ready to be popped under the grill!

Author: Lisa

A happy traveller through life! Right now living in NW Tasmania with a gorgeous Nurse-Husband, a fool of a Siamese Cat and several chickens. We love our fairly simple lifestyle of growing a lot of what we eat and enjoying the stunning surrounds of our little patch.

2 thoughts on “Just Working”

  1. Incredible that such a nice concrete slab was under that wood and didn’t seem to have anyway for water to drain away. Good for you discovering it before the wood was completely rotted. Several years ago, my aging decks needed several patches and repairs so while I was at it, I decided to pull up each board and flip it over. The underside of each board was in perfect condition and gave me a nice, new looking deck for a long time. I need a new one now, but I got to put off that expense for many years with just a bit of work. Seems like long gone are the days of concrete porches. Now, in the US at least, most everyone has a wooden deck which is silly because they don’t hold up forever like concrete!?!

    1. Hi Jennifer! How lucky to be able to reuse all the timber! I love a bit of good luck like that! Seems silly to spend the money (and things like that aren’t cheap) if with a little extra effort, you can get around it somehow!
      I really like the old concrete porches on the old homes. It will be fun to eventually work out how to tackle ours!

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