This past weekend my husband and I tackled a home improvement project. Like most couples we don't always see eye to eye or communicate well but, we have learned, over the years, not to get too worked up or frustrated. We have the same goal in mind, we might have different routes planned, but the end result is always something beneficial for the whole family.
This project was no different, except there were some significant power tools involved. And not to toot my own horn, well maybe just a bit, I have a very steady hand with power saws. Not to mention, I love them.
However, what I do lack is brute strength. So you can see that in building a pergola over our back patio my husband and I had to work as a productive machine.
Here's how it went down, or I should say, up:
Day 1: We are full of energy and carry six 6x6 posts that are about 15 feet tall around to the back yard. We, or I should say my husband and our wonderful neighbor, dig all six post holes by hand. This takes us ALL DAY! I helped finish the last hold in the dark. My main role was to mix and pour the concrete into the holes and help brace the posts.
Without my team here in Fiction Flurry, I doubt I'd be at the place I am in my path to publication. Thanks much everyone!