This heat is getting me down. It was 105* yesterday with a heat index of 119*. It just doesn't get that hot here, but it is this year. Today is supposed to be even worse. I had all my outdoor things done by 8 this morning and it was already 85*. I am so ready for fall.
Last week, Kevin was home on vacation. We built a deck. Well, Kevin did most of the work, but I helped by being a go-for, clean-up specialist, adviser, and cold drink provider. LOL We set all the posts in concrete the previous week, so they could cure a little bit before we started building. I am so proud of our new deck. It is not finished yet. We still have to put rails around it and build steps, but have to save more money before that can happen. Wow! Things are expensive. A five pound box of deck screws cost $25. Of course one box wasn't enough. LOL We hope to continue around the east side next spring. I would love to have a deck on the east side for summer evenings.