Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

These guys have a fun job!!!

Now that the concrete slab is gone it was time for the structure to come down.  We all joked about connecting the structure to our contractors truck and pulling it down but we weren't sure if that was the best choice.  Our back patio was not some tin roof that could easily be pulled down.  Once it came to making a decision we decided to choose the more fun approach. After much prep work and one failed attempt we finally did it.  The video does not capture the coolness but you can see it did work and it was fun!!!
Here are some pics along with the video.

Now for the new floor and new structure. Yay!!!


  1. You are so brave to be doing all of this in AUGUST! You must be highly motivated....and going through A LOT of ice! :-) Looking good!

  2. Thats funny you mentioned ice, Holly. We actually did run out of ice. We are motivated. We want to be able to enjoy the new back patio once the cool weather comes :)