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A labor of love



My sister in-law husband died from cancer 6 months ago. Five weeks after that she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then she's had surgery and is currently doing chemo treatments. They just bought their dream house right before he became ill. It was a dream house that was in need of a lot of work. Here husband passed away with numerous half-done projects. We were told her deck was is need of serious work. My wife and I agreed to make the 10 hour trip up to Warsaw, MO and spend 5 days making some basic repairs. Once seeing the deck it was obvious that the whole thing was about to collapse. So, I made the decision to tear the whole thing down and start completely from scratch. My wife and I made a pledge to my sister in-law that we would not leave her with another half finished project no matter how long it took. The 5 days turned into 6 weeks. My wife assisted me for 10 days and I had some help on 2 other days when heavy lifting was required; other than that it was me, my Ryobi tools and a whole lot of prayer. Happy to say my sister in-law now has a brand new safe, 2nd story, 72 plus feet long deck.

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  • Wow, this is incredible!! What an amazing testament to the grand feats we can accomplish for the ones we love. We can only imagine the hard work and perseverance it took to complete this project from the ground up. We are so sorry your loss, and we will be keeping your sister-in-law in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing her health and healing, and hope she is enjoying the holiday season on her brand new deck!
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 30, 2018


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A labor of love

by Alabama-Michael
Nov 29, 2018
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My sister in-law husband died from cancer 6 months ago. Five weeks after that she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then she's had surgery and is currently doing chemo treatments. They just bought their dream house right before he became ill. It was a dream house that was in need of a lot of work. Here husband passed away with numerous half-done projects. We were told her deck was is need of serious work. My wife and I agreed to make the 10 hour trip up to Warsaw, MO and spend 5 days making some basic repairs. Once seeing the deck it was obvious that the whole thing was about to collapse. So, I made the decision to tear the whole thing down and start completely from scratch. My wife and I made a pledge to my sister in-law that we would not leave her with another half finished project no matter how long it took. The 5 days turned into 6 weeks. My wife assisted me for 10 days and I had some help on 2 other days when heavy lifting was required; other than that it was me, my Ryobi tools and a whole lot of prayer. Happy to say my sister in-law now has a brand new safe, 2nd story, 72 plus feet long deck.