The new screened porch and deck are almost done. The builder promises that it will be ready by next weekend, when we have guests arriving (the in-laws!). I just cannot wait. They put the screens in last Friday and I've sat out there every day for a good spell. The weather was perfect for it--now the heat is creeping back in. Such is life in the summer in North Carolina, so it makes no sense to complain about it.
We've put a lot of thought into the design of this deck and I'll go over some of the key features when it's all done. Money is suddenly tight around here, so decorating will be done carefully and frugally, with a lot of using what we have. Hey, that's my favorite kind of decorating anyway. Tighter budgets call for more creativity and that's what it's all about.