Carrie surprised us with a new four burner with a side burner gas grill. Our old one was unusuable. Tom and I felt so humbled and grateful. We can’t wait to get the backyard straightened out so we can enjoy some BBQ. Thank you dear daughter.
Having the pool filled-in left us with an abundant amount of yard work. Much of the lawn was torn up by the dump truck and tractor.
Today we moved one mound of top soil away today. We moved it alone the back of the house where the walkway was. We graded that area and planted some grass seed. We have to do all of this work in sections. Some fences have to be removed and more mounds of top soil have to be spread arounds and graded so we can plants more grass seed. It is a mess back there. We did all the landscaping here after this house was built. I remember breaking our backs, back then. That was almost 20 years ago. Now, we are doing it again. I surely hope this is the last time we do this. Our endurance level isn’t what it was 20 years ago. Those shovel loads full of dirt seems a little heavier than they were back then. I really do love doing this type of work. I just wish it didn’t hurt so much. *LOL*
We also took apart some sections of the chain link fence. I remember when Brian was a baby we added the chain link fence. I was so afraid that Brian would wander out to the back and get into the pool. I was so paranoid. We have a shed to move and more fencing that needs to be replaced using what we have. We are doing all of this work with the materials we already have on hand. Buying new is just not an option. We are moving the chain link fence to the other side of the patio. On and on and on…