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Hello From the Top of the Hill!

We live way up on a hill, so when there is flooding, sometimes we can see little rivulets far beneath us in the neighbours' yards.  We're pretty safe.  I think about a half cup of water got into the basement right where the main water line meets the ground - not even enough to worry about, thankfully.  Other people in the area are not so fortunate!

In other news, we've had our old deck torn off and we're replacing it with an Azek stairway.  It's pretty much a wooden frame and then over that we'll have this plastic-y wood.  Which I think is pretty nifty.  If you live in the US, they will send you a few samples and that's how we picked our colour.  (Deck-builders don't always have samples in the full range!) I'll show you a picture later when it's all finished and the ground dries up enough to wander into the back yard.  Presently the contractors are out there getting rained on and working with power tools (really).

Unfortunately we had a little damage when they were putting in whatever they attach to the house to keep the stairway/ deck in place.  Not a big deal - it's not structural, but it's not going to match once it's repaired.  Look how close they got to the electric lines contained in that metal pipe, though!! Oh well.  Always something when you own a house, eh?  I'm grateful they didn't zap right through that and kill themselves/ knock out our power indefinitely.

And the tree guys come soon, too.  And then that will be it for projects and big outlays of cash for a good while (knock wood/ plastic simulated wood).


  1. Glad to hear the flood waters haven't reached you!

    1. Ohhh, I am, too! We have enough to deal with without that!

  2. If the patch doesn't match, just hang that picture a little higher. I hope the stairway works out really well.

    1. Thanks, River! That might be an idea instead of repainting everything!

  3. Wow lucky about not getting zapped by the power wires! I hope you fix the damage and can't even tell later.
    It will be lovely to see your new deck, and the big trees gone.

  4. Wow !!! absolutely fantastic blog. I am very glad to have such useful information.



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