I know. I haven't posted for a while. But I have been trying to kill myself. First, though, I did some tatting today while I had the wife at the hospital for her checkup today. We use the Walmart grocery pickup, so in gratitude for the assistance from the girls (women) working there, (some are only 19 or 20. To an old fart like me they are girls.), I have been making earrings. Again. They just like them. These are yellow with black beads, as requested.
As to the topic of the post, the wife likes to make suggestions when spring pops 'round. She suggested I repair our deck on the back of the house. So I bought lumber. Enough to redo the entire floor of the deck. Now the deck IS over 30 years old, so the wood is in really bad shape. Rough and rutted. I am almost 65 and have not worked construction for 25 years. I have to pry out the old boards with a big crowbar, then screw down the new ones. In between I cut and fit the boards around posts and the like. Each day in the weekend I do this, I replace about 12 boards and I am through. I physically cannot take it any more. I have thus come to the conclusion that getting old sucks. If you look at the pictures, though, I think you will agree it looks better.
I will do handrails later this summer. I still have about half the deck to go, so I am not going to be tatting a lot for a while. Too tired!