Step two...

The next phase of online self indulgence.
I made the mistake of monkeying around with my original BLOG located here and ruining it.
I am useless.
I am starting over..and here we go.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Best Laid Plans Of Mice and Patios...

One more step left but at least the BBQ is back where it belongs.

I like the way it looks but the stairs will have to be reused for now as I have come in quite a ways over

I can't help but wonder what a new deck would've cost if Id just placed an ad on Sarnia online and had some 'looking for work'  shit rat throw one up....

I think the stone looks better anyway to be honest.

Oh well ... it is done...just have to lay some sod around the perimetre and I will be able to move on.

That little job should be tomorrow or the next day...barring any unforeseen horseshit...or OT call outs....$$$$

Stop the bleeding!!!!!!


May was an easy 'get some rest' month and I really managed to enjoy it.

This little project was fun and it makes me feel good to see that I did this ..and it turned out OK.,

I am off this weekend  but then things are going to get busy and I am mentally preparing for the shitshow that summer is with my job.
It is also a time for me to grab some OT money to keep this ship afloat makes me sick to think of it... but when it is hot out I don't much want to do anything anyway so I might as well be working.

So ...suck it up and bring it... I guess


  1. The finished product looks fantastic! Nice job. BBQ'ing will be so much more pleasurable now.

  2. Thx brother...appreciate that. I am thinking about putting down a patio sealant to help bring out the colour a bit....or in your case

  3. Looks great definitely looks pro!

  4. Thx well just have to have you get your ass dwon here for some BBQ action.
    I think that I am going to go ahead and put down a couple coats of sealant. Apparently it helps with the stability and also with the potential for ant infestations...and the Grove is like living in the Amazon.
    In a couple of weeks I am going to start on the south corner grade issue.
    This job has given me the confidence and some ideas about how to do it.
    Extensions on those window wells and I may actually put the river rock all around the outside of that part of the house leading right to gate. Easier to grade and way cheaper than sod...might actually drain easier as well.
    Hope alls well on your end.

  5. Nice lay Gene!!! ( patio stones speaking of course)

  6. Thx....rather be fishing though.
    Walleye should be starting to roll soon...could use a nice feed of em.