Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Yard Work

I haven't been blogging in a while, so I need to get caught up.  I'm getting a lot done around my yard this summer, but it's slow going with all the rain.  There has been a lot of waiting for the ground to dry out, but we are making progress.

So here is what's been happening.
Gravel Delivery in the rain

A couple of weeks ago Greg ordered some gravel for me.  As you can see, it was really raining so these 2 loads sat in the driveway for a couple of weeks.  Finally last Monday the side yard was dry enough and the guys came up and dug 2 drainage ditches, laid down road fabric then filled them with washed drain rock. This is really going to help with the snow run off next spring.
Filled drainage ditch
Fire Pit Pad
They also moved the gravel out of the driveway and around the back of the house to fill in under the overhang, and they built me a pad that is eventually going to be my fire pit area.
Pad under the overhang...waiting for crushed gravel cap.
And yesterday the crushed rock was delivered.  Greg is hoping to get it spread tomorrow on the gravel pads he built last week.  
Crushed Gravel

Then today Greg delivered the rock he found me to mark my driveway.  It needs to be scrubbed and rained on a few times.  I want to get some stainless steel 4 inch house numbers and have them mounted on my rock, and lit up with a small solar powered light.  I don't know if I'll get that far in Sept, or if I'll wait until next spring.  

Discussing how far back to place the rock.

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Rock that needs to be washed.

It is all a work in progress :-).

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Living Room Chairs

I finally go tired of sitting on my camp chairs and bought a couple of these Rebecca Chairs from sohoConcept.  I wanted something pretty low profile, and now that I have them in place, I think they're going to work out pretty well.  I'll try them out for a couple of months, and then probably buy 2 or 4 more of them.