Thursday, May 29, 2008

Back Breaking Work

Our yard is almost complete. Thanks to a lot of help from family and friends, our fence was completed in 1 day last weekend. Since then, my husband and I have been quite busy w/ our yard (front/back). The front is done (shrubs, rock, fixing grass thanks to the "Evil One" aka Barley) and now we have some rock hauling and french drains to do in the back, and we'll be done! I don't know if any of you have tried shoveling and hauling rock, let me just say it's tough work. It would be nice to just pay someone to do it, but from my experience (I did the front myself!), when the job is complete, there is a bit of pride in it. Anyway, that has been my week. It will be so nice to finally be done and then relax and enjoy the privacy of our new back yard. My next venture, painting! It never ends :) After asking if it was okay to purchase some paint here some time, my husband was quite nice in telling me that he absolutely will NOT be picking up a paint brush. That's okay, the projects are small anyways. Well, my back flower beds are calling my name, they're covered with weed barrier and waiting for rock! One quick side note of good news. I believe that something finally clicked in my son and he is finally fully potty trained! This will be his 3rd day of being dry. He has been doing it all himself, no help from mommy. Today is his first official day in underwear. I am so proud of him! He gets a little hot wheel everyday that he stays dry and once it's consistent (which I believe he pretty much is), he gets to go and pick out a big hot wheel set!


hot potato said...

it looks great. i'm like you... i do lots of projects myself.

yah, for peyton. you are sooo loving life.

SPARKY said...

congrats with peyton btw. i am going to TRY to start potty training ry at the end of the summer. we'll see how that goes :O)
the yard looks great. i'm sure you are so thankful for it.

phil said...

You've done an amazing job kit-kat. Thank you for all the hard work you've put into making our house look incredible.

BTW, after hauling close to 10k lbs. of rock on saturday... we are so close to being done we can smell it! One more day and we can relax.... until the next project.