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My wife and I have been going back and forth about what flooring to use for our enclosed front porch. It has to deal with a lot of humidity and big temperature swings, plus during the summer the windows usually stay open, so sometimes it gets some rain inside.

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Friday I came up with the idea of just using exterior treated decking. My wife simply said, “Fine, do it. I’m tired of looking at it.”

Today I did just that. I felt like a genius buying the wood online at Menards ahead of time, so I could pull right into the lumber yard. The line to get into the actual store must have been 50 people deep!

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For those who don’t live in the Midwest, Menards is kind of like Home Depot, but they have a proper lumber yard as well that you drive into to loan up building materials.

I did miscalculate my quantity though. I have to take 16 boards back tomorrow. Whoops!

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Tonight we christened our new fire pit. The last one finally rusted out after many years of service. I cashed in some gift cards, and did a curbside pickup from Home Depot for it. Only ended up having to pay for sales tax!

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Speaking of fires, the neighbor kid managed to burn up his hand me down Sentra this afternoon. The fire department was able to put it out before the whole thing went up, but the hood is pretty crispy.

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