Thursday, August 20, 2009

HOME FRONT UUPDATE!
When my daughter and I bought our retirement home, some 6 1/2 years ago we loved the whole house and the land. The only thing it did'nt have that we wanted was a deck. The house is built down the side of a hill so this picture shows the upper level back door. An entry to the kitchen. Same view - a little closer to the house.
Further along the back of the house - those are the kitchen windows, This shows the sliding doors to a concrete patio.

This is the way the back of the house looks today. This view is taken from the pasture and shows not only the deck but the new fencing. Eloise now has about twice the space she previously had to run and play.

This is the roofed over part of the deck and the stairway leading down to the concrete patio and the lower floor of the house.

A closer view from the pasture. This shows the roofed over area. I feel like I have added two new rooms to my house. Needless to say, I am thrilled with the looks and the ability to use the deck. It is a great place to hook!


Another view from the pasture showing more of the fencing. This is a community that has allowed only split rail fencing in the past so any fencing other than that is considered a novelty. Split rail is not only hard to find but is costly and does not hold up well. I have kept the fence wooden in keeping with the community and many of my neighbors have commented on it beauty.

Needless to say, I am very happy with the results of the design. I don't have any deck furniture at this point - only a folding table and a few plastic chairs but Eloise and I have been enjoying sitting out there with our coffee in the morning and a glass of wine now and then.
I hope all of you are bearing up in this heat. I find it oppressive! I shall miss this weeks hook-in at Grant street because of my leg but hope to be back in action very soon. Until than, keep hooking, try to stay cool and love one and another.
Doris







7 comments:

Kathy (woolfind) said...

OH Doris, your deck is beautiful. And maintenance free material was used too. Smart thinking!!!
We will miss you too today, but I want to know one thing. If you are supposed to be babying that leg, WHY did you go that far outside to take a picture lol. Just teasing, it looks wonderful. Hope to see you soon!

Doris said...

Hi Kathy - the reason that I have great-grandchildren is that they do my errands for me - like going to the pasture to take pictures! Glad you like the deck - I love is - hope to see you soon.

Doris said...

Hi Kathy - the reason that I have great-grandchildren is that they do my errands for me - like going to the pasture to take pictures! Glad you like the deck - I love is - hope to see you soon.

Beth said...

your deck and fence are great!! it makes the house look so good!! just dont enjoy to many glasses of wine of the deck..... after all there are steps!! LOL!!! nice place to hook!!

weaverpat said...

Hi Doris, we missed you at Grant Street today, but we would rather see you rested and healing for future visits. The deck is lovely! The roof is the best idea, shade from the blazing sun! I think I would spend most of my day out there! Take care and hope to see you soon.

new salem hooker said...

Doris, your new deck looks wonderful, and I'm sure you and Eloise spend many relaxing moments there. Looks like a great place to hook. Hope you are better soon, and can get back to Blue and Gray,
Miss you...........
Blessings, Brenda

katie said...

Oh, your deck looks so inviting. I know you will have many relaxing hours spent on it. The fencing is pretty also. Enjoy your time hooking on it.