WALL: The Sequel

Part two of the retaining wall began with delivery of cinder blocks and cement mix.

I tried not to be a pest, but it was fun to watch and I hung around while it took shape.

CINDER-ella Story!

In order to make the area level, Michael also dug in the back corner of the lot.

And while we’re at it, let’s put in a couple of drains to handle water from the yard and the gutters!

He dug a trench in the sidewalk so the water will go out into the street.

After he was finished, Michael poured cement on top of the drain and mended the sidewalk. I took an opportunity to profess my devotion to my better half when no one was looking.

Jim’s gonna kill me.

So at the end of the day, we have a lovely, level lot covered in red dirt and gravel. I can’t stop looking at it. πŸ™‚ This project was complicated and difficult to plan and execute, but with the help of our builders Gary and G.T., our contractor Michael and a bunch of very nice, hard-working guys Jim’s plan turned out even better than we had hoped.

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The groundwork is laid to begin building the Barbie Dream House! Thanks for coming along for the ride. It’s about to get very fun!

 

3 thoughts on “WALL: The Sequel

  1. I’m so excited! Your nice level red lot looks terrific. You need to go over there – quick and in the middle of the night – and draw a big version of your DB&JB in the middle of that nice smooth dirt. πŸ˜‰

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