The small flight of stairs in front of our house has become a huge problem as we’ve tried to figure out how to get my mother-in-law in and out of the house and it was becoming apparent that we needed a ramp. Because we are
cheap big DIYers, we decided to build the ramp ourselves. The actual making of the ramp kept getting hijacked by life though (Christmas, my MIL being hospitalized, a debilitating round of norovirus, etc) and we found ourselves finalizing the construction literally the night before her next appointment.
It was below freezing and dark, but there we were all bundled up with headlamps operating power tools. We’re just trying to add to the list of reasons why our neighbors think we’re crazy. Noel did a great job with the design and used a lot of story problem math in real life (Are you listening high school students?) and I did a really good job holding lumber and tape measures and such. We still need to add some little guardrails and some anti-slip tread, but it’s a beautiful addition to our home. What exciting house renovation will we take on next?!