Monday, March 6, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
Checking the calendar, spring won’t officially kick off until March 20 when the celestial equinox happens. Whatever that means.
That same Monday will also officially signal the start of Oakland and Wayne County’s annual real estate “hot” selling season. I DO know what that means.
And although the Tigers first pitch won’t be hurled until a few more weeks have passed, March 20 will also line up with what starts now—which I designate as the kickoff to Michigan’s Deck-Ponder Season (DPS).
Deck-Ponder Season is that time when Michigan homeowners (and even some renters) take a look outside and begin weighing alternative strategies for dealing with the backyard deck.
This is a period every year that is universally observed by Michigan homeowners with only TWO exceptions—
Exception One: No deck. This is for those who skip the whole DPS because they don’t have a deck to ponder at all.
Exception Two: F ...