Jul-Aug 2008 - Bonding, Staycations,
and the Deck
The first six months, Jason had a huge
project at work and took only a few days
off, all related to his Mom's death. In May,
Liberty Mutual announced they would
purchase Safeco and many projects were
put on hold awaiting the outcome. Jason
took advantage of the situation and took
off the month of July to bond with kids
and start the deck.
Lola joined us on two short three day trips
to Lake Chelan and Sequim, some trips to
local parks, enjoyed the family reunion,
and spent a lot of time changing diapers
and distracting Matthew.
Much of Jason's time was spent bonding
with his Dad the way guys do. We
(mostly) finished a 16' by 50' deck. The
materials came largely from two Trex
close-outs Jake and Dad found in 2005.
Since we used our own labor, we were
proud to have costs under $4,000 (so far).