Yesterday with a pair of helping hands I headed out to the farm but not before starting the day with farm festivities! I went to pick up my helper, Tina, with a basket of the freshest quail eggs from my quail. The quail eggs have the look of chocolate swirl eggs, beautiful! She let me borrow her stove and a pan and I cooked them for her before we left! Breakfast...check! This was Tina's first time ever eating quail eggs and she gave them the thumbs up! This work day task was to stain as many of the deck foundation sections as possible and this will be a very short post because what more can I say that "we got 'er done!" We managed to take all of the frames out of the cabin (yay i can see the floor again), we stained both sides of each frame and they are now sealed from the elements and neatly stacked flanking both sides of the cabin awaiting the find of a good deal on deck boards! We managed to finish just as the sun was setting on a beautiful day. It was mid 70's, clear blue skies and a comfortable breeze blowing ALL day. We had the visit of a hawk that circled us overhead most of the day. My realization for the day is that 1 extra set of hands does NOT double the work you can accomplish. It multiplies the work you can accomplish more than double! Twelve foot deck foundation sections are long and big and awkward and moving them alone (see previous post) is time consuming and exhausting. With a willing helper (who worked real hard and I am sooooo thankful) we left sore and tired but not exhausted. We had energy enough to stop by Zaxby's for a salad (we did good!) and McDonalds for coffee (only me to try to medicate the fatigue). I thought I could make the drive in but rational thought kicked in by Conyers and Tina drove us the rest of the way back to her house! By 11.30 pm I was back, showered and tucked in to bed. So....deck foundation stained...checking that project of the to-do list!