Sunday, July 15, 2012

Retaining Wall - Day 1

The chaos has moved outside. This morning we took down all the cinder blocks and wall blocks and stacked them elsewhere in the yard. It only took about an hour and a half, but my back is currently indicating that it was a lot of work.

I tried to remain brave in the face of a million huge spiders, centipedes, snake skins (which were pretty awesome, actually) and unknown monster bugs.

Tomorrow begins the digging. Then we'll re-stack and secure with liquid nails, back fill with gravel for drainage, and take a BREAK from home improvements for a week.

Our porch has really gotten a lot classier in the last few hours. 

I think the previous owner just threw all his garbage behind the wall for a decade. 
Battle scars

Where the wall once was.

I have battle scars too.
Alex enjoying a victory sandwich on the porch - which we both agree feels like the most vacation-y part of the house.

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