Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Projects

Now that the plants are in it's time to finish up on the fall projects.  Early Sept. dh took a week off from work and decided to do replace the south wooden fence.  His boss told him he could take off the week if only he did something fun too besides the fence.  She knows we work doing projects here or up at the folks, but this time he was to do something fun.  So we also decided take a road trip to the beach if the fence got done first.  We got it down and back up faster than dh thought he would so that meant that he would have some fun time.  When we also knew that some to the south of the garden fence needed new boards and since it was going so well we might look at that too.  But we decided it was time for phase 4 of the PVC fence to come into play.  So we got a couple estimates after deciding it was time to do the whole yard.  We have been fighting that neighbors that think they can play ball in our and other neighbor's yards.  After finding the ball in our yard this past weekend we were shocked that they had the nerve to stand at the end of our driveway and scream at us to come out and get their ball for them!  You want me to get your ball that has no rights being in my yard, you have got to be kidding!  We have watched how you and you kid plus the other kids trample in the other yards and hit vehicles with the ball.  You are totally nuts!!  So far no damage to the plants but when it comes to that there will be the courts to deal with.

So we once the estimates were in we decided a two weeks ago last Monday it was time to get ready!!  First was the removal of the Variegated Weigela, removing the cement edging and pulling the bark back on the east side of the wooden fence.
 The whole 3/4 of the lot line is lined with this and it was well over 5 foot tall.  Here is the last few plants.  What fun!!  Then a week ago Monday it was time to take out the fence, while dh dug the posts I was given the task to take the fence down and load it up to take it out.  This side of the fence was in really bad shape due to the trees and had a couple sections blown down in a bad storm a few years back when we lost the front tree.  It was time to replace it all so the option was given.  Here is the section after it was removed.  We old folks had a heck of a time getting the poles out due to how the last repair was done, let's just say the thought was add more cement to hold them up!  Someone never thought he would have to remove them.  It was hard but we did it without having the kids come help!  We had a full truck load last weekend to take to the recycler.

We are going to have them tie into the phase 2 end of the project and have them bring it all the way down to the electrical box on the northeast side of the property.  We are tied of the kid climbing the tree and the mess we have to see on that side.  So on Monday that all had to be cleaned out so the guys can put in the posts today.  We put up netting to keep them out of the yard.  We also have a couple other neighbors' that have animals that are allow to run as they don't care either.  I am not a happy camper if I have to pick up animal waste from my yard!!   More to come when things progress.

Progress today10/14/2014, the poles are in and now we wait a few day before they finish to make sure the cement sets up.

Today was the day that the panels when in and they redid the back Northwest corner to now match the other corner instead of the two not being attached.  So now the back yard is completed and time to work on the front.  We are in hopes to do phase 5 early next year, picket the remainder.  We are just tried of the neighbor's ball going into our yard and need a permanent way to keep the wondering dogs from getting into the yard when they should be on a leash and have no business doing their business in our yard.  See fences do make for good neighbors.  :  )

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