Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring has sprung, now it's time to get things done!

Spring has arrived and it's been very nice and warm here. So time to get to work!! We have alot to get accomplished this Summer. This past weekend we both had off for Good Friday so we took a trip to Lowe's and soon got started. David went and borrowed the Bobcat from work to fill in behind the retaining wall and move the dirt pile around to the bare spots. It looks so much better!! Now we need to plant grass seed in the yard where he spread, and hopefully soon we can start landscaping! We intend on putting a garden where the dirt pile had been, and need to also get that underway soon! I washed my car inside and out, it was filthy! And hosed the porch off to get ready for Summer and flowers! :) I wanted to hang my laundry out but, the farmer's around here decided it was time to spread liquid manure, so the electric dryer it was! David also brought a tamper home from work to tamp down where he filled in behind the wall, so we also roughed up the driveway and tamped the stones down too.
While at Lowe's we got stuff to get started on the process of finishing the basement. Dry locking will be the first of many things to do down there. We will start that probably this week/weekend. Our goal is to first get a sidewalk done out front. Get the landscaping underway, then work on the basement in the hotter months of the Summer. We are planning on hitting up a Amish auction on April 17th in Danville. I guess it's 8 auctioneers going at once, but they sell shrubs, trees, flowers, outdoor furniture, that sort of thing. We're hoping we can get good prices on things we want to landscape with. So, here are some pics of what we did this past weekend!
Before he got started.

A Spring flower arrangement I made up for the Kitchen.
David getting started.
Filling in and Dad S. helping.
Looks better already!
Don't knock him off there David! :)
And shiny and clean!!
Hosed off the porch. We're gonna powerwash it hopefully soon too.
Tamping down the fill.
Getting cleaned up!
Filling in the bare spots with topsoil. (Topsoil that we ended up scooping up with the rock rake last Summer, we didn't want to get rid of it! We paid good money for that! ;)
All done! Looks nice!!
LOL!!! David always tells me not to be a nosey neighbor, so since Dad S. was out working in the garden I zoomed in and took this! That's for you David!! :)
Hmmmm....who is that up there?? :)
Tamping down the stone after he roughed it up with the bobcat.
I had to try it out! (I had work clothes on, not looking to good here!)

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