Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Backyard Update

Things are moving right along for our backyard renovation project. Robert took the last few days off from work to put together this sprinkler system.

Everything is going according to our plans, although there have been a few minor obstacles to our progress:

Floods: One of the sprinklers in the open space behind our house (owned by the Parks Dept.) is broken and gushes water into our yard every night creating a muddy mess to deal with daily.

Pestilence: A mole or other nocturnal, underground creature has decided to tunnel into our yard and explore the trenches we've labored to dig. New mole hills appear daily and mole traps have been set. (Watch this blog for mole trap results)

Extreme Weather: Saturday turned out to be the hottest day EVER--or at least it seemed like it. It was 100 degrees and quite humid. Not good ditch digging weather at all.

We will soldier on until the yard is finished. Once the sprinkler system is buried, my job will be to dig out the area where the paths will be and prepare those areas for the pavers.

I love it when plan comes together.


Betty Grace said...

Wow, that is a lot of hard work. The mole issue just makes me think of Caddyshack. :)

Senia said...

I assume a Chuckie Cheese update is in the works?!

Marah said...

Moles...I see that you do not have a follow-up post about a successful capture. Myles has been daily battling one of our own, and we have yet to boast of success....

"I love it when a plan comes together"--are you quoting A-Team? My family watched that show a lot when I was growing up, and I can't find it on TV now, nor Gilligan's Island, but I CAN find MacGyver. We also watched a lot of Dukes of Hazzard, but I'm not looking for that one....