Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Wall

I thought you guys should see what I have been doing and how the wall is coming along.

As you can see except for the top row, the wall is complete across the yard. I will build a short fence on the top of the wall, so the grandkids won't fall over.

I put in some stairs and have started the wall going along the patio area. I am almost out of gravel and I have had to go back for more block twice.

I have been digging out next to the house and flattening out the pool yard. After I dug out the other side of the long wall, I couldn't use the wheelbarrow, so it has been two five gallon buckets at a time.

You wonder where all the dirt goes? Two places, behind the wall a section at a time and packed down after every two buckets, (a long hard process). Then down the street, where Monica took out the fence, he needs a lot of dirt to fill around his foundation. Water has been getting in and so we are filling it up so it drains away from the house.

I just wanted to thank you guys again for all of your hard work to start me off on the wall. As you can see I have not been waiting around for you guys to come back, but you should know anytime you guys want to come back and help, I would love it. I know it sounds like a plea, well I am finding out that I am not as young as I used to be. Digging out everythig by hand and hauling buckets, alone, is hard and I rest way too much.