Here we go. The last thing I wanted to spend time doing this summer was rebuilding part of the back deck. But, it’s gotta be done. Last night Dad and I rolled out to Lowe’s and picked up 16 pieces of 2″ x 6″ x 8′ and 16 pieces of 2″ x 6″ x 10′ lumber. Tonight the burnt of boards are gonna get ripped out and the debris from the fire cleaned up. Looks like Saturday (weather permitting) is gonna be the day that we start (re)building.
As fstclss mentioned, the “what if’s” are still going pretty strong through my head. Folks have been asking how close the fire got to the house and I now have an official answer … 30″ … which is right at 2-1/2′. It might sound like a good distance. Well … it isn’t.