It’s the middle of Memorial Day weekend and I’ve started another crazy yard project. When will I learn not to do this to myself? Why can’t I just have a boring yard? My yard isn’t exciting in the least bit. It is very mundane.
I also have a problem cutting a bush or tree down even if it is a “volunteer” tree. I like have a lot of plants in my yard. Yeah, I’m a treehugger in my own backyard.
As you can imagine, it is then hard to make changes in the yard since that would possible disrupt the balance of nature and make me actually have to work.
Today, we changed the front of the yard by removing the lovely railroad ties and they are heavy. Now my driveway is askew with old rotten railroad ties however we have created a small rock wall, leveled the area, spread some sand, and laid some flagstone. It’s coming together and I’ll be spending Monday finishing up this project.
Hayden was a huge help on this project and his design started this projects.
What other projects on my plate? The back deck and a small landing off my office doors. My deck project was going to be huge. I had plans to tear it down, put up 6×6 or 8×8 posts, a huge steel beam, 4×6 cross beams, laid down one inch thick plywood, then put down cement board, following with some great looking slate tile. Trim it around with a steel wire railing and this deck took on a mind of it’s own. Plus it could all be done in a day! Yeah right, maybe a week with numerous trips to McLendon Hardware and Home Depot.