Saturday, October 4, 2008


There has been a lot of progress on the yard work this week! The 
weather kind of cooperated and much dirt was moved, scooped and 
hauled while rock was brought in and expertly arranged into place.

The new parking area. I am amazed how much room this created 
and we were able to keep the trees, which do a great job of blocking 
our view of the road and public beach down below.

Here he is digging into and removing a large portion of our yard. I think
I heard that he hauled away 12 truckloads of dirt and fill material with
still several more to go.

What a change in the landscape of our property! The area where the 
trackhoe is sitting will now be another parking area for our home repair 
trailers. My husband is toying with the idea of building a small covered 
area there since it is low enough now that it won't block our view. 

The next step is to lower the entire rest of the yard  a bit and fix the 
drainage problem that runs along the driveway. Last year the water
ran next to the driveway and when it froze there was a thick mass of
white ice right where the cars had to go down the hill. I would so like
to avoid that this year!

My older daughter enjoying her dirtbike on Friday, one of the few 
sunny days this year.

Yesterday's mail; 4 credit card offers, already approved and waiting for our O.K.  

Is it just me, or doesn't it seem like there shouldn't be so much credit pandering 
with the credit-induced financial crisis our country is facing right now?????


Laura ~Peach~ said...

did you get your package yet? I am curious how long it takes to get from here to there. :) I mailed them quite a while ago!
love the dirtbike!

Karen Deborah said...

Very cool and exciting progress! The credit card trip is a stinkin scandal to our country. No, it's not just you. Considering how many people are seriously loosing a major amount of money it makes one wonder doesn't it?

Becky said...

The rock wall looks great! Lots of work getting done, thats great! Not only would the credit crisis be saved from becoming worse but think of how many resources could be spared by not mailing those things to every household in America.

mary said...

I can't wait to see the finished yard project! I so agree with the credit mess - why anyone would actually want one of those cards amazes me. Such bondage for a purchase that won't last. I haven't been able to catch up on any blogs lately because of our move - how is your brother? How is your quilt coming? Life is settling down here as we unpack the last of the boxes. We are going to wait at least a couple of weeks before we begin the remodel on this house :0)

Caution Flag said...

Are you going to post before and after pix? It's looking fantastic.

We've been to credit bondage and climbed back out. I can't stand to see those offers in our box every day. Bad memories.