Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Wall Continued

I am proud to say that the wall is completed! Fence posts are sunk, and fence building will commence this weekend, much to Gideon's dismay (he rather likes launching off of the wall into Russ and Sandy's yard).

After Brett & Chip sunk the fence posts, they began working on moving rock for another retaining wall of sorts. They built a little staircase from our bottom terrace to the bottom landing, as well. Our yard is slowly but surely beginning to look like something!

The Retaining Wall

The silence neither indicates boredom nor lack of projects, but laziness on my part. Oops! As per always, projects abound. Brett has been such a diligent and faithful laborer, and I've been his fairweathered friend. Thank goodness our neighbor, Russ, has been so willing to help, and as always, Chippy is ever-faithful to lend a hand.

The recent undertaking has been a pretty massive (60'L x 4'H) retaining wall between our house and our neighbor's. I had no idea the expense of building a wall. Gasp! Nonetheless, it had to be done, so we bit the bullet and began. We ended up using stackable block, meaning no cement and no rebar. Phew! We did have to dig a pretty substantial footing, and cut back into the bank, while also combating crazy roots from our humongous fir tree, mind you. I helped with that part and was sore for about 2 weeks. This whole project has reminded me again and again how proud I am to be married to such a Hulk. He is strong like bull. Serious.