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Please excuse the mess. I'm in the process of moving to a new server and new blogging software. It'll be a while before this place gets to be looking like normal again.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
house
Yup, the stone is still in the driveway. But there is a flock of birds in our neighbors back yard. We're wondering if they put down grass seed. Lots of birds.
Kelly • 01:57 PM • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
house

We got the rest of the materials for the patio delivered today.

Here's what our driveway looked like when we got home:

Hopefully they'll finish before the weekend. Chris' car is now trapped in the garage behind the sand. Good thing we drive to work together.

Kelly • 06:04 PM • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Friday, August 05, 2005
house

The pictures aren't that great 'cause it just poured and is a little over cast. Plus I went to meet this guy after work so I got home late. Don't worry Chris, it's just Chris' friend who might have a job for me wink

Looking down our side yard:

From the side: Where the carvings along the edge are, that's where the seating wall will go.

From the back:

And finally a close up: Guess it doesn't have to be perfect when you've got stone going over top of it.

Kelly • 01:49 PM • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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I just got a call from Perfect Pavements saying we were scheduled to be poured at 11am. News to me, but cool! Guess we'll find out when I get home.
Kelly • 11:22 AM • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Thursday, August 04, 2005
dogslife
The crazy puppies were being so cute, I had to take some pics.
Kelly • 03:46 PM • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
house

Looks like we might be ready for concrete. They have the form made, the gravel down, and the re-bar (sp?) in.

They're really good with covering the area with plastic:

This is what it looks like underneath the plastic:

And the emergence of what appears to be steps:

Kelly • 05:42 PM • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
house

They started digging today. They didn't start the actual digging until 4:30 or so and it looks like it's going to be a lot of work. From the little they dug up there were a few bricks and some other construction debris (no wonder our yard is so uneven). Before they dug it out, they placed stakes around the perimeter and removed the grass. The rolled it up and put it aside. No pictures today since all you'd see is the area covered with a piece of plastic and a couple of wheelbarrows.

On a separate note, Cisco played fetch with the neighborhood kids this evening. They were all out front riding bikes and then the next thing I know they're all out back with us. They all wanted to throw the ball, so he got to play lots of fetch. He wouldn't drop the ball for any of them, which was probably a good thing since I was then able to hold his collar while they threw it to avoid him knocking anyone down. He also likes to give chase. When they run, he'll run along side them. Poor guy is really beat now. I had to promise the kids he would play with them again so I could get him inside.

Kelly • 07:24 PM • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Thursday, July 28, 2005
house

They came this morning to lay out the patio. We'll call these the before pictures:

From the front of the house, you'll see a little bit of patio (this will have a 2 ft. high seating wall on it:

Here's a side view:

and a back view:

Oh and as you can see, they put the path in behind our house. The dogs like to bark at people who walk on the path hmmm

Kelly • 07:48 AM • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Saturday, July 23, 2005
house

We're finally starting to hang some pictures. We used the set of frames we got as a wedding gift to display some our our wedding photos. It seems like a lot, but not many of them are really wedding-y.

Chris suggested adding a table under them. I'm loving this one from Pottery Barn:

Kelly • 01:18 PM • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
Thursday, July 21, 2005
bloglife
Why am I doing this? It seems like everytime we do something to the house, there's someone we forget to tell. Since work is about to begin on our patio, I figured this would be a great way for everyone to see the progress. And I'll post other stuff too.
Kelly • 06:02 AM • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

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