While I took somewhat of a break from blogging for a while, it doesn’t mean that I have been sitting around at home wallowing in grief over the death of my husband.
Today I realized completion of a vision that my husband had for our home.
It all began in 2019 when a large deck that my husband and I built on our house was falling apart. We decided that it needed replacement. The deck is 11 feet off the ground, leaving the space under it open.
We had a hot tub under the old deck, but it gave out. My husband and I decided not to replace it, but instead build a “three-season room” where we could relax in a bug-free environment and view our forested back yard.
I had the old deck demolished and a new deck built. At my age, I could not build it myself like we did 23 years ago. I hired reputable and reliable pros who did the job very well. During installation, they installed a rain protection system that collects rain and channels it into a gutter and downspout, leaving the underside of the deck completely dry.
I decided to build the three-season room under the new deck myself. I have the skill and being retired, the time.
The project was a major undertaking, and not easy by any means. But with time, patience, and persistence, I got to work. The captions in the photos below show the steps.Custom windows took 6 weeks to make. I ordered them in August for delivery right after I returned from my motorcycle trip out west. I sit out there almost every evening; boots up, listening to music, and relax to the setting sun. Ahhhhh… tranquility! I know my husband would have loved this space! I certainly do!
Life is short: enjoy peace in your “happy place” at home!