Nope, not termites- wood boring beetles have eaten away our deck. Sigh- the wild life here before us and here after us for sure continue to be a pain in our a**, literally. A few weekends ago when Drew’s family was visiting we were having a great time eating, drinking, and generally hanging out on the deck.
And then Drew found evidence of the wood destroying pests in a very dramatic way. Thankfully for him, he didn’t get hurt and I am not fast enough with my camera to capture his face as two legs of his chair fell through the deck.
So for the last few weekends we have been back to the demo and reconstruct routine. We are getting pretty darned good with the sledgehammer and nail gun. And the deck is now sturdier and fully treated to keep away the future pests.