April 20, 2012

All Decked Out

Howdy, friends.  Welcome back to the ‘burb.  I’ve got a really, super duper FUN little ditty for you today.  It’s all about our deck.

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Here goes nothing:

So we’ve got this stellar deck

On the back of our house

It’s Trex and lumber and pretty big

And was built by a totally moronic louse.

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See, he didn’t use treated lumber.

Or cedar or redwood.

He just screwed those composite planks on pine

And decided to call it good.

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The joists, the beams, and the skirting boards

Are now all rotten through.

So we get the pleasure of rebuilding this deck

Oh yeah, and tearing it down, too.

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Now you might say “that’s not so bad”

But how about some icing for the cake?

Plywood squares separate cement from wood

And too few case-ons make it quake.

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So in swoops the deck guy

To take a good look around.

He exclaims “This is like, WAY unsafe”

“And must be rebuilt from the ground.”

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Later came the estimate

And boy, it surely stank

But we want our deck to be usable again

So we’re breaking out our piggy bank.

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Mr. Deck Guy is busy

For another few weeks

But the new deck should be completed

Before June starts to peek.

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We’re bummed it’s so pricey.

But glad it’ll be fixed

And at least we get to say right now..

Our squishy rotten deck is soon to be nixed.

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The End.

1 comment:

  1. Kind of scary, too. But great to get that fixed. Don't you hate those necessary, but un-fun, maintenance issues?

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