She’s a beauty, alright

Yes, Sylvie, you too, but I’m talking about Kathy’s newly-completed deck.


My business partner Paul Royko built the original deck before his death in 1998. He anchored it with with enough sonotube foundations to hold up a helipad, but wood is wood and doesn’t last forever. Paul’s wife Kathy just sent photos of the gorgeous new replacement, still supported, I’m sure, by Paul’s original underpinnings.

Sylvie and Kathy have lots of beautiful summer left to enjoy the new amenities. Kathy has turned her West side home into a real gem. Sylvie’s standards are VERY high.