Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lots of Labor

Forget Labor Day. We had a Labor Weekend! Actually most of the work done over the weekend was more like the icing on the cake. There was a bit of heavy laboring, but most of the prep work was done during weekends prior, but now it's done....well, at least in the front yard!

I didn't get a chance to take before photos before the work got underway, but just imagine our front yard looking like two big dirt patches.....the ones that we prepared over our anniversary weekend two weekends ago. Did I mention that we gave up giving each other gifts this (7th) anniversary in turn for a giant pallet of sod? Romantic, huh? Being on a budget really sucks sometimes!

Remember how I mentioned that my parents were coming to town? Well they did & we certainly put them to work for 2 days before we all sneaked away to the beach for a couple of days. While mom and I did a bit of shopping (yay for Charlotte's new Container Store), dad and Ben got started on the work in the front yard. Sprinklers & sod.

My dad did the heavy lifting & left Ben to tend to his baby.

Can you even guess how happy he was to revive his old machete?

Our finished puzzle patch grass.

We ended up having a bit extra so rather than let it go to waste, we prepped a small section of the back side yard. The rest of the back yard is still a total mud pit, but remember - poco a poco.

Never mind the flagstone - just playing around with some ideas for a walkway.

Oh yea, and don't forgot to go back and oogle the fence. It's not quite done yet. We still need to stain & install the stone on the columns, but HALLELUJAH it's almost done. I'll be back with a better look at it later this week. Later!

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