Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blessing of the Fence Day

This is a view of our house from our driveway .....
This is our neighbor's view of our house and property. It will be even nicer once I plant some grass in those bare patches that were caused from the storm damage.
And this, my friends, is the reverse view from our house down to what we see of our neighbor's property.
I've complained before, I know. But complaining does make a difference, because you see, my absolutely, almost perfect husband is making sure that I won't have to complain ever again about the view.
The fencing is being installed!!
Yesterday, he rented a machine that would dig out the post holes for him. It was a tough job because he not only had to dig through rock, he had some major tree roots to get through too. The machine doesn't do tree roots.
Thankfully, friends came over to give him a hand, otherwise, I would be dead right now because I would have had to help him with the machine.
It was really tough work and I'm so thankful for Curly, who instead of being out on his bike on a gorgeous day, with his woman, he spent the morning helping Jimmy.
Then I was thankful for Benny, who came up in the afternoon to help Jimmy plant the posts. Benny is a retired construction worker so he knows how to work hard to get the job done right.
What did I do yesteday?
Well, mostly I watched and offered up tools when needed or fetched ice water....easy work compared to what they were doing.
There's still lots of work yet to be done, but it's coming along nicely and in a few weeks, we will be able to sit on the swing on our sideporch and enjoy the view once again.
Their house really does have so much potential. If they would only take care of it. It could easily turn into a cute little cottage with just a little bit of work.
The fence and trees that we had there before the big storm gave them about 10 feet of our property to use.
We decided this time to put the fence about 10inches away from the property line. Their little boy would always ride his dirtbike along the tree line which wore down the grass and damaged the trees, so this will prevent that destruction.
So today, I'm ever so thankful for fences but I'm especially thankful for my Jimmy, who works so hard to make me happy .... or he's just so tired of listening to me complain that he's doing it to shut me up!
Happy Day everyone!


Lisa said...

Yeah! A fence!!
Hugs, Lisa

appleberrycottage said...

You're house is gorgeous! Looks like a LOT of grass to mow. I can see why you're putting up the fence - the view is, well, not pretty. Is that an addition on the upper level, or a sunroom that was enclosed? We have a bi-level that has an upper level screened in deck that I would love to make into a sunroom someday.

Colleen said... know what they say...the squeaky wheel gets the grease...LOL I'm afraid I would have been "squeaking", too. Isn't it a shame to see places get run down?? I don't blame you for reclaiming your property. No sense in letting them run down your yard also. :)

Linda said...

I See what you mean. Yes a fence should do the trick. Horray!! for all those husbands that dig in and do the job at hand.