Tag Archives: yard work

Update on the retaining wall: Fin!

I finally got back to work on the backfill for the retaining wall this week, and completed it yesterday. I expended a lot of calories, worked hard enough to get 22 minutes of credit for exercise, and completed 8,001 steps … Continue reading

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Construction of my first bridge: The legend begins!

I have been reading items of interest lately on how bridges get named, and alternative options. I have never particularly thought I had done anything that earned me the honor of having a bridge named after me. But then, after … Continue reading

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The view from my window

A few weeks ago, I finally got around to removing the pet door from my window into Libby’s former kennel. Thursday, I actually got around to cleaning the window, inside and outside. Wow! I can see through it! It is … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday

Yesterday was another beautiful day on the Taylor hillside. I spent the afternoon clearing away mud from the dog ramp to the grass in the back yard. The trench work for the plumbing created a mud pit right at the … Continue reading

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Studio update!

Doing the happy dance over here! After all the hidden workings (water lines, electric lines, lights, etc. were finished (the contractor’s crew did all those), J began the interior. Freezing weather and rain did not help, but he has finished … Continue reading

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And the Winter Games begin…

I was preparing my oatmeal this morning when I heard a noise outside that sounded like a heavy truck. I thought it was the well service since he is due to put in the water filtration system today. I stepped … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Wednesday

Yesterday was a day with not freezing temperatures and no rain. Our new concrete parking pad is coming up soon. Because they will excavate an area from the driveway in the front yard, they will haul the dirt. The front … Continue reading

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How about a dose of Vitamin D?

You know, the kind you get from the sun. Wednesday and Thursday were incredibly beautiful, with highs in the upper 60s and sunshine and blue skies. It was perfect for working in the yard, and I took advantage of it. … Continue reading

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