Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bring out the hose...

And look, there's that new patio that I still haven't taken pictures of...

Friday, July 11, 2008

So, some landscaping pictures

Just going around the house. There's still a little work to be finished up on Monday.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Landscaping Pictures...NOT!

Our landscapers started on Monday. It was actually a surprise; our contact at the landscaping company said he'd contact us the week before they were ready to start, although they had us on the schedule for this week. He was out last week, though, so when I emailed him on Monday to find out what the schedule was, he told me "Oh, sorry--they're probably there already."

Anyway, I had grand plans of getting pictures each day to show off the progress. I've been snapping pictures each night, and tonight I had some time to pull them off the camera.

That's when I found out the memory card was corrupted.

Thankfully, it was just landscaping pictures on that card, and while I'm a little bummed at losing the daily progress, the yard will still be there tomorrow to take more pictures of. It is coming along very nicely, though--the work around the house is just about done (edging and plantings are mostly in, and rock will probably go down tomorrow), the base layer for the patio is done, and they've scraped up a lot of dirt. Today they put in the giant concrete steps going up the hill--that had to be an impressive task. The blocks are 8 inches thick, about 4ft wide and 2ft or so deep. Dr. Google puts that around 800 pounds each.

I hope to get some usable pictures tomorrow.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Have your people call my people

We'll do lunch.

Edit: To answer those of you asking "Why is she wearing her winter hat in the middle of summer?" We cleaned out the coat closet earlier that morning (there are actually 5 Goodwill bags in the back of the car behind her). Kaylee saw her Dora hat and wouldn't let go of it.

You choose your battles. :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

What was that noise?

Actually, nobody was around when the big storm passed through. Jen came home to see that a rather large limb from one of our trees (the chunk you see in the bottom picture is more of the same limb--it's taking up half the yard) had fallen on top of our neighbor's shed.

The neighbor and I pulled the side panels off (last picture) and got most of the stuff out--it appears that the only real damage was to the shed itself. The bikes, lawn mower, etc got pushed out of the way by the collapsing roof.

We actually gave the neighbors that shed a few years ago--I had bought it for storage while we built our new garage, and no longer had use for it. I told him that's the last time I give them a shed--they trashed it! :)