Friday, December 4, 2009

Busy.. cleaning our mess

We have been keeping very busy, trying to clean up our mess that we made out in the backyard. It is amazing how dusty everything inside your house gets when outside is a big dirt patch. Tomorrow we are hiring the compactor and attempting to level the 65 m2 area that we will be paving. I can only imagine how my muscles will be aching tomorrow night when we sit down to rest and recover. I am really looking forward to the end result but in the meantime here are some progress photos proving that we are working very hard (well my Wonderful Husband is anyway...)
Before we can pave we need to build some retaining walls and fill in the space that was under our rotting deck. We ripped the deck up and filled in the void underneath with rubble and dirt that was moved from elsewhere. Then we (mainly W.H.) built the retaining wall in order to hold all that dirt in and tidy everything up. This was the original pile of blocks (since this photo my W.H. has been back another 3 times to pick up more blocks).
First he measured and then laid everything out and measured again....... After consulting the site manager (me) and getting approval for the plans, he got to work.
In no time (at the end of the day) it looked like this. Yes that is our son working in the background. What better way for a family to hang out than sweating it out in the dirt and rubble.
It may not look like much but we are happy. We have a wall. Yay!!!!! The Star of the show....................... The Audience...................
Stay tuned, coming up next 'How to make steps'....

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