Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Dang, durn, darn, blast it all! (This blog was for Monday, March 29, 2010)
Most of you know I enjoy working outside now that I have the time for it. I began by trimming the Italian Cypress trees, went on to two of the tall bushes by our house, have done a little bit of the hedges surrounding the perimeter of our back yard. Began a 4x4 sq ft mini veggie garden. Yadda, yadda.
Well, we also know we need to install a fence in the back yard for Penny Dog's protection. Of course, first we need to get an accurate measure of the property line. We have a hunch where it is, but one does not install a fence without accurate information. Anyway, as I was starting to trim more of the hedges, I realized they are so overgrown, the outside edge hang WAY over any potential property line. Do you know what that means? I DO KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! They either need to be trimmed on the back side WAY back...or shock of SHOCKS, I need to rip them entirely out!
SOOOOO, today I started by trimming them way back, particularly on the back side. If they can be left in, the fencers need to be able to work around them. If they need to be taken completely out, I have begun the process. Oh brother, there is a lot to be done. AND I don't want to have to pay for any of the trimming, I am capable of that. BUT if they need to be removed, I don't want to have to pay more than I have to; again, I am capable of doing some of the work myself.
Look out you hedge bushes, I am coming after you. And you BEES just leave me alone....(I had to promise the bees that I'll put in something better that they will really enjoy, dwarf fruit trees - ultimately 3 of them).
So yes, I have had a little shock, aaaah, a BIG shock regarding this project. All for my Penny Dog....AND since I'm at it, told my DH that on one side of the property line where there is a four foot incline, I would like to have a sloping brick retainer wall installed. Now that gave my DH a SHOCK! Tee Hee. Might as well spread the "joy" around.
I guess this is not so bad. I'll get PLENTY of exercise and time outdoors with all of the activity.
All because almost two years ago, we told my daughter that we would take care of Penny Dog for..."awhile". Ha to THAT!....We LOVE our little Penny Dog and actually told my daughter that she could NOT have Penny Dog back.
I am pretty darn sure I have had my quota of exercise today - 5 hours of work.
Good night, sleep tight, Rusty
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