Okay, so the situation in our backyard might not be as bad as Chicken Little would have you think. But close. You know when you buy a house and immediately you see things that need to be fixed (not just the blue carpet)? Well, when we bought our house the Summer of
69 2005, we knew the fence, with all it’s homemade construction and stain the color of baby poop, would have to be replaced.
Year after year we talked about how much we loathed that homely fence; yet never did anything about it. Finally it’s become a problem we can no longer ignore.
That’s not so bad! Oh wait, that picture was in the middle of Summer, when discrepancies can be disguised by pots of pretty flowers. Here’s how we look after a hard Winter.
You like what I’ve got going on in the pots? Keeping it real, folks.
Bad, but not terrible, right? Well let’s take a closer look. Does this look upright and stable to you?
I’m no expert, but I think this retaining wall is fairly important with a pool!?
And as if it’s not bad enough that the fence was a hazard, but now we’re crapball neighbors because we let it lounge all over their fence!
Tetanus shot, anyone?
So you can imagine our joy when we found Fence Me In, a great local company that quoted us an extremely fair price for a new cedar fence (and retaining wall!)! One hour after they arrived, I came home to this view:
They aren’t playing around!
I posted this pic yesterday and some of you thought I had a double lot! Hilarious. Yes darling, we couldn’t decide which pool we liked, so we built two! Actually, our neighbors were so excited about Fence Me In and their stellar work, they are getting a new fence at the same time.
I’m so excited to see it complete! And while we still have a lot of work to do in the backyard before it looks like this again:
We do have this little bit of foliage that survived!
Are you planning to work on your outdoor space soon? What necessary projects have you been putting off? After all the excitement last weekend, we might keep this one low-key!! Enjoy your weekend, friends!