Before we knew we were having a baby I started a project. On Easter weekend when my in-laws were here, Morgan’s dad, brother, and sister helped me start a deck. When we bought the house I said I was going to build a deck and with some encouragement from Mike (Morgan’s dad) we got the project started. Easter weekend we got most of the frame of the deck built and then over the next few weeks with some help from Tom Bryson and my brother, I finished the deck…well almost. The deck was all right angles and straight lines, but I was very intimidated by adding the stairs. So, I built a place for the stairs, but never built the stairs. We have had a very nice deck since April without stairs. Morgan finally put her foot down and said I had to finish the stairs before the baby was born. Well, since there are only 65 days until the due date, I figured I better get cracking.
So, I bribed my Dad and my brother who were here for Thanksgiving with some smoked Boston Butt and College Football on a HDTV on Saturday if they would help me build the stairs on Thursday and Friday. We worked all day Thursday and then fried a Turkey and stuffed ourselves with a late Thanksgiving dinner. We then worked most of the day on Friday and finished the stairs. As promised we did nothing but watch college football and eat pork on Saturday. Unfortunately the Auburn Tigers didn’t show up in Tuscaloser!
Here are some pics of our work: