Garden update, and a small outburst…..
Another $3 or so of tomatoes
Say another $6 of hot peppers
Another two cantaloupes
Another Early Moon Watermelon
Two more Charentais
A million (only slightly an exaggeration) Rattail Radishes
Oh yah. If/when you do home additions, major repairs, deck building etc, I don’t care how far out in the middle of nowhere you are. Please check building codes. They’re there for a reason. Even if enforcement doesn’t care about your area its very likely that the folks who live in your house after you will care ALOT when they discover stuff that’s not up to code.
And while we’re at it, nails are not appropriate for attaching a deck to a house (regardless of what your code says). And if the deck is supposed to be “only temporary” then damn well reveal that fact to the folks buying the house.
We’re all fine, but the bank account is taking another hit. And it could have been ever so bad. So please. Please. Please. Check building codes! (and get permits, if only so that the folks after you can tell if you put in proper footers under that slab without having to break it up cause you didn’t follow code with anything else so why should we expect footers??)