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Archive for July 17th, 2020

Bathhouse 8

In the first few days of the month, we built the deck between the existing house and Chekhov’s cottage; he was in town doing some repairs for his lady friend, so it was just Grace and I (mostly her planning, mostly my work).  Then on the 4th, we built the ramp up from the level of the house floor to the bathhouse deck.  I’ve actually always preferred ramps to stairs, plus Grace has difficulty with stairs and none of us are getting any younger.  It was a lot of fun working directly with her like this again; we built a deck together 17 years ago in Oklahoma, so there was a lot of laughter and teasing while we worked.  In case you’re wondering, Grace wants to leave that rickety old awning in place until we build a proper roof, so the tools can be protected from the rain in the meantime; it looks like crap and is far too low, but doesn’t leak.  Anyway, at the beginning of last week, Chekhov and I set the posts for phase 2, the area between his cottage and the shop building; I’ll show you what that looked like next week!

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