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Last Weeks Bench Project

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rainy day here today and a good day to play with pictures. Two blogs in one day is a record for me. Yesterday wore me out and I'm taking it easy today. Just wanted to share.

This picture was taken last May, not a good view; now sorry I didn't take a before picture. The vine had gotten 12-14" deep and the bench too close to the larger bushes as well as unlevel with time.

I'm really proud of the moving project; more engineering than strength. I
love a challenge and am very careful. I also had to prune back and mulch
the vine area. Still need to do that behind the bench and it will look better
when the vine greens up. Only moved it about 2' then cleaned it up and
repainted. Just sealing the seat without paint.

Just sharing. Pleased. Nothing like spring to trigger projects! Life is good.

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Keep Busy, Joy

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NOTFATCAT 3/21/2013 7:32PM

    What a beautiful area to see upon arriving at your lovely home. And great place to stop and rest before climbing those stairs!!

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 3/19/2013 6:08AM

    Looks absolutely great! You did an outstanding job, especially since you managed to move the bench by yourself. Mighty Joy! It really did clean up the front!

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    It looks so great! I love your landscape. We laid down newspaper and mulch in our front flower beds on Saturday also. It was such a beautiful day! I keep telling myself, "it won't be long, no matter what Bill Meck says." lol

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ANNIE1114 3/18/2013 6:53PM

    Very pretty!

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    It's beautiful! Good work, Joy! I'm glad you're taking advantage of the weather. It's c-c-c-COLD here in Illinois with gloomy, rain & drizzle today. It's in the mid-30s today and today is the high for the week. Sigh.

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HIP-MOM 3/18/2013 10:07AM

    looks wonderful, Joy. after this storm passes, I plan to plant bulbs in pots around the front yard. you're such a motivator - not only for a healthy lifestyle, but for gardening as well!

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JERIBERI1 3/18/2013 9:01AM

    You are very talented in the garden!!!

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NEW-CAZ 3/18/2013 4:00AM

    Looks wonderful Joy, you have a lovely home

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ANNEMAC5 3/18/2013 12:53AM

    Beautiful, makes me want to retire to spend more time in my garden, Thanks for sharing

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NANHBH 3/17/2013 11:04PM


Where do you live? What a gorgeous home -- and spring is definitely in the air where you are.
Beautiful result to your project!
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It's still winter here -- hovering around 32* and still recording wind chills in the 20's. And more snow is due in the morning.

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MNNICE 3/17/2013 10:03PM

    Yes, you definitely know how to keep busy! Looks very nice!

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SUSIEPH1 3/17/2013 8:46PM

    Ohh my .. That looks so lovely and inviting Joy ... You re a clever lassie .. Thank for sharing. My friend .. Love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 3/17/2013 6:20PM

    It looks lovely, very charming! We're still waiting for spring here. I'll just have to enjoy your pics while I wait. Thank you for sharing.
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_JODI404 3/17/2013 6:09PM

    Great work!! It looks really nice!

I am SO happy for our wonderful Spring weather this weekend!

It really inspires me to get out and get moving more!

Glad you were able to enjoy the weather and tackle one of I am sure many outdoor projects! We will get cool again this week ~ Mother Nature is such a tease this year!

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SUZYMOBILE 3/17/2013 5:53PM

    Good heavens! I'm so impressed that I want you to come over here and do our lanai area!

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SHECHAM 3/17/2013 5:24PM

    Lovely! You must get such satisfaction from this! Thanks for sharing!

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