Mother Nature = 1
Hubby = 1
Tie Round, lets hope there isn’t a Rubber Match next Spring.
Mid-April this year saw our dock get trashed in less than a minute from a very peeved and obviously menopausal Mother Nature. This is the before shot. The lake was starting to melt and warm Spring temperatures were a welcome respite from the long, cold winter days.
When the water finally receded, it was time to remove the remaining deck boards and assess the damage and come up with a solution.
With the one side being heaved up, it caused the other side to fall off the lower crib beams and dangle downwards. After several attempts (unsuccessfully) to move (with a come-along device) the dock back into place. It was on to Solution # 2.
Jack and shim up the side that fell off and then cut and re-angle the end cross piece so it fit the new span width, which is narrower now than what it was before.
Starting to take shape. At least we now have a point to rebuild from. Due to hubby’s work schedule, he was unable to do anything for pretty much July and August. That left the waning Summer days in early September to get into the water (which at least was tepid warm and not hypothermia cold) to attach the new side beam.
The journey began April 20th and lasted until September 22nd. Mother Nature, I surely hope you will be kind to us next Spring….I don’t know if hubby is up to another monumental rebuild. There isn’t enough Ibuprofen left in our part of the country.
Many thanks to hubby who worked tirelessly getting the job done. You are the best! xo