We've got some fun updates to share today, because we've been hard at work this week!
With the help of a few amazing TNG Members and friends, we were able to revamp our patio completely by adding a new awning over the fence! This was no walk in the park, and we hit a few speed bumps along the way, but the end result is absolutely amazing, and it came out better than we ever imagined it would!
Right off the bat we ran into issues finding supplies. The group had to go to three separate stores and drive over an hour to get the lumber we needed, so we lost about 2-3 hours of daylight that we needed right from the jump.
Once we finally had everything we needed, we were ready to go and we got started!
I'm gonna go ahead and preface this by saying this got sketchy almost immediately. Absolutely none of us took any safety precautions whatsoever, so that being said...
PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. WE ARE DUMB AND WE KNOW THIS. LOL
This is the first board going up, we had to attach this to the building inside.
Right in between here somewhere is when we had the first consequence to our dumb ass actions. Rick was on the other side of the wall tightening the bolts attaching the board to the wall, and the ladder he was standing on collapsed. It wasn't secure and he had no spotter and he went straight down. In the process he managed to completely shatter 2 huge mirrors leaned against the wall in the storage room that he was in. The scene was scary as hell, so no one managed to take pictures of this part, for obvious reasons, but you can believe me when I tell you my heart skipped a beat or two. He is okay, but he is banged up and has several huge bruises from the fall. Luckily he wasn't cut by the glass aside from a small cut on his hand.
As you can see, our safety skills are on point.
At this point, we're sketchily chugging along and Rick is recovering fine as you can see here:
*Cue the build montage slideshow*
There are clearly two types of people in the world lol
So far so good, and look at Rick, he lived after all, see it's a happy story!
Aaaaand here's about where we had a little screw up. We ended up miss-measuring some things and had to yank out some wood and do it again. We ended up losing sunlight and quitting for the night.
The next day, we fixed all the small issues from the prior day, prepped for the tin and started install.
Gordo being sketchy YET AGAIN. But finally finishing up!
The Final Look!
The patio looks 100% different and it feels SO MUCH BIGGER.
We absolutely cannot wait for everyone to see it! Rain will never be an issue again and believe it or not, it's much cooler under there! We also have an additional fan that we didn't have room for before going up soon, so that should help even more with air flow. All in all, we are so pleased with the result and we honestly couldn't be happier with our new patio.
We also want to take a moment to shout a HUGE THANK YOU to those of you that helped us do this. We absolutely could not have done this without you and we appreciate you so very much!
So, what do you think? Is it as much of an improvement as we think? Are we just being extra? Let us know! We look forward to hearing your opinions!
As always, questions, concerns & submissions can be sent to:
Until next time!
TNG Floor Manager