Appreciation …of sorts

After being back in NJ for a full day, I realize how much I appreciate running water… and electricity… and cable boxes that work. Although our recent trip to Rincon was far from ideal when all of those things went array on us, I still feel sulky being back to civilization.

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The weather is getting better in the northeast and spring flowers are out.

My favorite watering hole is open early this season because of Hurricane Sandy  http://on.fb.me/17jYCsJ

and we have a few interesting projects going on at work, so I won’t sulk too long.

Here is what we finished while in Rincon

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Bob and our friend Sal worked hard getting the deck roof up, we still don’t have a cover for it but at least the face boards and beams are anchored into the cement nice and tight.

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We planted several more trees and did a pretty big clean up in the yard.

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Now to the question of what to cover the deck with?

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Our first inclination was to only use a white tarp that we can remove during nice weather. But truthfully I think I want a metal roof so we can enjoy the deck as an extension of our living space.

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I was thinking I might even paint the inside of the roof a bright blue to lighten it up.

I could use some ideas. Any thoughts??

3 responses to “Appreciation …of sorts

  1. A tarp in white would let light through, would roll up and not catch wind in a storm, and may last a while if you take it down while away. Metal lets no light through (could make interior rooms dark) should be cabled down and hope we don’t get a bad hurricane. Maybe cris-cross beams across it as an arbor, and grow something not to dense on it. Or is that too creepy crawly (geckos) over head? I am still figuring that stuff out myself. When I get home to NJ I am amazed by the luxury of it all.

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