18th July 2020

  • Feeling: OK
  • Listening to: Nothing today
  • Watching: Sahara

Woke up around 8am – B and D had both woken around 6am though (although D managed to get a little more sleep). Once I’d managed to get up and have breakfast I went out to work on the deck again. By the end of the day I’d finished the deck off (bit of tidying up and the edges adding) and given it two coats of a light stain – hope that it had dried enough for the drizzle that is now falling outside!

That’s the deck done – although of course it isn’t 🙂 Next up is to build some planters from the left over decking boards, put a gravel border around the deck and put the planters on that (the gravel is on order but probably going to be a week or more before it arrives). I’ve also got a sail shade on order but no sign of that yet – hopefully soon!

D took the kids for a walk and picked some blackberries.

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Just a few minor scratches as we foraged for blackberries

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In the afternoon B spent a lot of time on his computer and F watched the Wizards of Waverly Place movie. D cooked tea for us all, and we all watched Taskmaster (PG version) after we’d eaten.

Not a very exciting day all told, but very glad to have a working deck. Tomorrow the kids get haircuts which is probably as much excitement as we can take in one weekend 🙂

Stay safe, stay strong.