He’s at it again

Michael has the endearing quality of starting home improvement projects and then leaving for a week. We’ve decided to find it amusing instead of annoying. Here is the latest project/death trap.

This is our deck. This is our deck missing 1/3 of the wood that keeps my children from accidentally hurling themselves down below.

This is the view from down below. Just under that portion of the deck is where we’ve found more than one garden snake. This small fact is one of the things that keeps me awake at night. I have a totally healthy and rational fear of snakes. My kids have a totally absurd and unhealthy desire to catch one.

In Michael’s defense, we are in the process of readying the house for sale. I don’t know if we will actually follow through on it, but it does mean that the few remaining projects are likely to be finished this summer. If this means that I have to live in fear of falling off my deck into a nest of snakes then so be it. (I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence.)

I will leave you with a photo of our spring yard. It’s almost enough to make me want to stay in this house. Almost.