Mark Twain (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)
TIME: 4:54 PM
PLACE: Back porch
HandsomeHusband completely tore down and rebuilt our back porch back in 2003. He had stained the wood for the risers and treads as well as the decking. Alas, the stain wore away, and we were left with weathered wood. Also the treads are starting to split where he screwed them down. The second step from the bottom finally split completely and he decided to use a composite material to replace the tread. It wasn’t cheap - $19 for the one board, but we will not have to stain or paint it and it should last longer than the treated wood. We have 5 more steps to replace…at $19 a pop that’s an additional $95. I’m thinking we will be spreading it out and purchasing a board each pay period. That way it will get done and we won’t be going into debt to do it. At least that’s the plan, which is always subject to change.