So, I'm having back spasms, but more items have been completed off the list~!
On a side note, it must have been a funny sight this afternoon in our backyard. 125lb me swingin a sledgehammer and lugging around pieces of concrete, while my muscular husband stands on a ladder doing the finicky finish gutter work.
What can I say? Our physical strengths don't match our mental strengths.
Here is the list update: (1/3 done!)
Tear up patio area. (Done!) "Reclaim" stone/concrete pieces to reuse.(Done!) Relocate plants.(Done!) Install gutters (Back is 95% Done!) Bust up concrete "troughs". (Done!) "Reclaim" patio flooring flagstones from garden. (Done!)
- Mark fence posts.
Get samples and select pea gravel.(Done!)
- Rent equipment.
- Move dirt.
- Dig post holes.
- Trench for pipe and footing at new site wall and house.
- Pour footing.
- Install metal edging.
- Install site wall reclaimed stone/concrete pieces.
- Place road bond gravel.
- Compact gravel.
- Lay reclaimed flooring flagstones.
- Install pea gravel.
- Install trench drains.
- Install fence posts and fence.
(I'll do a more complete post later on gutters.)
|These were COMPLICATED! Marc had to use these brackets that attach to the side of the rafter tails because we don't have a fascia here. If that wasn't bad enough, this roof is crazy not level/skewed. In all the wrong directions too.|
|Excuse the rigged up drainage. We are afraid it is going to rain before we get the correct piping properly installed!|
|We left a bit by the house in order to not undermine our foundation.|
|These were really scary to dig out. I've never been worried about digging around before, but the 3 snakes and big spiders have me spooked. (One spider might have been a Brown Recluse, so Marc smooshed it)|
|Pretty even just like this.|