Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

And Nobody Got Crushed

We are getting ready to embark on a big HUGE house project.  In three months time (hopefully, hopefully), our stinky, scary, wet, moldy, old house basement will be gone and a brand new, clean, fresh, finishable basement will be in its place.  And while our house and yard are being torn up, we will be adding geothermal heating and air conditioning.  Good-bye window units, hello central air!

Now if we had known that this process was feasible 5 years ago, we probably would have held off putting on a large deck and landscaping around the house.  Lucky for us, Zach's dad has a save-the-deck plan.  A good plan?  Maybe.  A safe plan?  Definitely not.  A successful plan?  That remains to be seen.

For Mark's plan, you will need:
One tow truck, two fearless men, one massive deck, and lots of ingenuity

New book idea:  The multiple uses for a flatbed

Hmmm...Zach 'holding' up the massive deck while Mark works underneath it.
Nope, nothing unsafe about that.

Well, it's out in the yard.  Now what?

Is this more or less redneck than a washing machine on the front porch?

Backyard BBQs will have to wait.

Step one complete.  The deck is off the house, in one piece, and waiting patiently in the backyard.  And, most importantly, nobody got crushed.  Now we just have the super-quick, super-easy, super-safe step of putting the deck back on the house.  What is the plan for that?  We're still not sure.  Stay tuned...


  1. Holey Moley! I'm pretty sure i'm glad i wasn't around to help out with that project!

  2. WOW! I thought we were the only ones who attempted crazy house projects like this! Love that you're saving the deck. I'm sure you'll love the finishability of a dry basement too. Good luck. Keep us posted. Oh, and I'm not sure about the redneck factor....perhaps you could submit that photo to Jeff Foxworthy.