Deck Part 8 - A Victorious Weekend! + More!

I am on a 4 day off rotation (Sat, Sun, Mon, and Tues). With 4 days off, I can get a lot of work on the Deck done. This is a list of what was done before my days off…

8 of 11 footings were in the ground.
5 of the 8 footings were backfilled and “totally complete”
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I had the following items in mind for the weekend.
Finish making the remaining 3 footings
Backfill the remaining 6 footings that needed to be backfilled.
Start working on the ledger board.
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As of 2pm on Tuesday (my last day off) I have finished the three tasks I wanted to, (not only starting the ledger board, but actually finishing it!) I will put all the post supports on their footings (but not tightened all the way down yet) and to move one pallet of wood that was delivered before dinner.

(The delivery driver placed the pallet with the wood for the railing on top of the wood for the framing. So, in order to get to the wood for the framing (what I need next) I have to move all the railing wood.)

So, I hope by dinner time tonight that I will have the three tasks I set out to have done completed, along with 2 additional tasks.

I will declare this weekend a victory, and call it quits at this point. Tonight, we are going to have some family fun! (Do I smell
Lagoon Park?)

Jonathan in performing in a school production in a few minutes, so I am off to see that. (He plays a recorder solo in one part of the production…)

Starting tomorrow, it’s back to work for another 7 day stretch. At least they are all 8 hour days (no overtime), and into a three day off weekend (also without overtime!) I should be able to get some good progression on the deck done over the next 7-10 days!

That first beer and cigar on the deck will taste so damn good!

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