Step right up! — 16 Comments

  1. Oh, I like the landing. And the slope (degree?, angle?) of the steps doesn’t look like it’ll be too hard on the knees and legs. Pretty snazzy.

    • Very observant, KB. The slope is gentle, hence, it took a lot more room than first expected and the reason for taking so long to finally decide where they should go. The landing is very spacious for ease in hoisting furniture up the steps, too!

  2. Just admit it! You’re one of those people who tilt their head to the side when looking at something. I’m sure you just forgot you were zooming in with your camera for a closer look and accidentally clicked a photo.

    • Steffi – I SWEAR I was not doing that. I was really hoping not to see things not lining up. I was standing there taking an over-all view and the off angles SCREAMED at me through the lens!

  3. What an incredible adventure. I recall those days in mid October when the future of Camp Dularge seemed a bit uncertain.

    Thank you for sharing the step by step (no pun intended) account of elevating a house, installing a septic tank and having steps built.

    132 days ago we were hitting the highways for Gustav. Wendy, your blog is providing hope for many other people who are still living out of boxes in a rented house, motel room, or a bedroom upstairs with only the bare necissties while waiting on insurance, FEMA and a million pieces of red tape.

    Also enjoy your fishing trips and recipes and so many other adventures!

    • Thank you, Lily, and after all you’ve been through you still have enough heart to type kind of words of encouragement to one who has truly been blessed with a friend like you.

  4. boy can I see a couple of chairs, a couple of cold beers, some fishing gear laying to the side as a couple of good ol folks reminise the exciting day of fishing they had with Captain Wendy & First Mate Termite as they watch the sun set over Camp DuLarge from their prime spot on that awesome deck!!!!
    Its a beauty.

    • Oh my dear Magnolia, you are sooo right. Only thing is, from this deck they’ll see the sun rise. They’ll have to sit on the front “porch” to watch the sun set, but boy do we have some gorgeous sunsets!

    • You don’t remember? “It’s just a camp!” That was the slogan that replaced, “Bulldozer!” every time something didn’t go right or wasn’t just like I thought it should be. I know Choup remembers it.

      Yes, they are doing a good job.

      I haven’t taken the time to enjoy the view yet, to tell you the truth. I think I’ll do that tomorrow and make myself take a “day of rest”.

    • Thanks, Vance. I am just trying to buy the lumber and not notice the price and thus avoid cringing and convincing myself we can all climb a ladder to the door!! Yes, I have been told many times that I am still living in the eighties where the economy is concerned. I hate buying things at today’s prices. So I just keep my eyes closed when they press the “TOTAL” button!!!

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