Sunday, June 29, 2014


We're still hard at work on the yard.  Most of what we've done lately isn't very pretty or glamorous, but they are big jobs that will make way for some more landscaping and gardens.  Here's what's happening.

The third driveway has been poured and is set, so Dan can park his truck there now.  Makes it much easier for me to get in and out of the garage, and it finishes off the front yard.  I never thought I'd be so happy to see concrete.

It was really kind of cool to see that truck drive up with 'my' concrete -- all seven yards of it. 

 Craig, our contractor listened to the mud being stirred up inside the barrel, watched it come down the chute, and pronounced it 'good.'  I felt a little bit proud.

Jose and Steve went to work quickly and spread all the mud around, squishing it into place and smoothing the top.

I'm sure either one of them could easily get a job icing cakes in a bakery.

Looks good, don't you think?

The day before pouring the concrete, while they had the tractor here for preparing the area, they used it to remove some old fence posts in the backyard.  Our yard had a chain link fence that was up against our neighbors' privacy fences.  Kind of redundant to have two fences, and it was really hard to get at the weeds that grew in between.  So, Dan and I took all the chain link down, and the tractor made fast work of pulling out all the fence posts.  It popped those puppies out like they were toothpicks.

Later, the weeds were pulled up and the area smoothed over.  This is where Dan is going to build a shed/woodshop later on.

So that's what's been going on here.  Not very pretty, but it's exciting and it's progress!


Mari said...

I think pouring cement is pretty exciting. We've done it a few times here and it makes a huge difference when it's done!

Mereknits said...

Very exciting, you are making this into you home and that is always exciting.
Hugs to you,

Jerralea said...

Remodeling is so exciting! It's a mess while you are going through it but it's so worth it.

Have a wonderful week and hope you get to enjoy your new spaces soon.

Melinda said...

Baby steps are always good.
Looks like tbings are going good.

M : )

Susanne said...

Wow, lots happening over there. Tractors are a wonderful help