Monday, August 20, 2007

Back Yard Blues

Well the back yard project has begun. Friday they put in our sprinkler system. It is a little larger than they had thought that it would be. So we have a couple more zones than we thought we would. On Monday we were ready to have a wall built. Everything was going just fine and then the police had to get involved. Well it is not as dramatic as it may sound at first. We were patiently waiting for the truck to bring our rocks, when we got a phone call from the trucker. It seems he went to the wrong place. Well that is ok we can wait. The next call wasn't so good. The truck caring all of our rock for the retaining wall had been pulled over. Well there goes a few more minutes. The next call was worse. They might impound the truck. The last call came and well the truck was being impounded and our rocks held hostage. I think that we will be able to get back to work tomorrow but we will see.


This is our back yard at the beginning
From left corner

From right corner

Right corner

Sprinkler system.

Tuesday
Our Rocks were delivered.

The wall starts to take shape.

Still have a long way to go.


End of work on Tuesday

Left side of wall Tuesday

This is were our waterfall will go see we already have a pool


We still have a lot to do in the back yard, but it is starting to come together. They are delivering the second dump truck of rocks now. I hope that the wall will be mostly finished today.

Wednesday

Today has started out well. The crew showed up at 8:00 am. and started right in on the wall. They think that they can finish the wall today and then get started on the leveling of the back yard.

The finished wall and a hole for a waterfall

The wall is done now it is time for topsoil and to finish the sprinklers.

Yard is almost done with 12 inches of top soil

Waterfall will be complete tomorrow

View from Master bedroom.

Well today was great the yard is really coming together. We are so excited to see the final product. The only bad thing is since we have added a few things the cost has risen also. Well that is all for today see you tomorrow.

Thursday/Friday

Getting started on the rocks.

Getting closer.

All done just add water.

Well it works. Just a couple of days and the filter will make it crystal clear.

Well the project is almost complete all we need now are a few plants and some grass and it will look like a back yard.


Our waterfall


From above


Now all we need is the grass and we are done. We will have the Hydro seed applied in the next few days and then all will be finished.

5 comments:

PotatoJack said...

WOW! What are the odds of that ever happening?! I hope you get your rocks soon!

PotatoJack said...

It's looking great! Can't wait to see the finished project. :)

PotatoJack said...

Looks great! I'm sure it is nice to atleast have that part done! :)

PotatoJack said...

WOW! LOOKS FANTASTIC!!! (are you getting sick of all my comments?! LOL.)

Isaac said...

Potatojack we love your comments, in fact you are the only one who has done so. That's what makes them so wonderful! Its nice to know that someone reads our blog.