So this week, all of a sudden, Betsy grew a whole new deck. It has no bizarre cut out sections, is not painted a dirty blue colour and frankly, is awesome.
This week has been one of those ones where every day something huge happens. On Monday there were bearers, joists and posts.
On Tuesday, most of the boards had been cut to size in preparation for the nailing in.
And yesterday they probably would have finished except that our builder wasn't happy with the quality of some of the boards that had arrived and sent them back, so now we are waiting for more to arrive. We have chosen spotted gum for our deck and from what we have seen, it looks beautiful.
And this is the gobsmacking view from the back yard. Those posts are pretty close to showing where the new gabled roof will sit. I am slightly in awe of it all. I just need to get used to not being able to see that huge expanse of sky but how brilliant will it be to have a deck that is actually functional, with a view up into the canopy of our huge poinciana tree.