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Always Improving: Patio Upgrade

Hey Everyone!

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!

The Process

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...


Moving on!

DAY 1:

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.