Saturday, June 17, 2006

Signs of Home

It just doesn't feel like home to me if we don't have a huge pile of concrete chunks in our side yard and an orange, plastic fence up in the back. That's right, poor Travis is at it again with the jackhammer, on June on days that get above 90.

We originally weren't in any hurry to get rid of more concrete, why would we want to seed grass during the hottest time of the year? But we were prompted by a few calls from our realitor who is loaning us his jackhammer. He said he'd like to come by and see what we've done with the place and get his jackhammer back, "no hurry, but I'd like it back eventually." We have had it for over a year.

We realized, what are we waiting for? We want it gone eventually, why not start getting it done. I had Olivia tell daddy a line she learned from seeing The Tortoise and the Hare yesterday, "slow and steady wins the race." There's lots to go, but little by little the concrete in the backyard is disappearing.

In the meantime, we'll live with the piles and fences. I wonder if Noah and Olivia will have vivid memories of our backyard looking like this.

In the first picture you can tell that stucco repair and painting is also on the to-do list. But check out the lovely new downspout that Travis installed.

In the second picture you can see the new and old grass and the line between them. Not bad though.


  • At 8:16 AM, Blogger Allison said…

    I can't imagine having to jackhammer in the heat, but it is nice to get this stuff done, as tedious as it can be.

  • At 8:18 PM, Blogger 4texans said…

    Wow, it looks like it's really coming together!


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