Saturday, April 25, 2009

Operation Make the Backyard Beautiful

Operation Make the Backyard Beautiful is in full swing. The first "phase" is complete...move all of that dirt and mulch around the house. I even convinced a good friend to come help move the dirt. (Thanks Alan!)
Here is a picture of all that dirt spread around the back, because I know you are just dying to see it!

Phase two, consists of enticing Tony's brother down for the weekend with the promise of going to shoot at the range with all of Tony's toys. Then convincing him that since he is coming down anyway why not help with the patio? Phase two, complete!
Phase three is underway. We were hoping to get pre-made cement steps for the back door. However, we could not find anyone around here that sold them. So, the boys are making them out of block. The steps are almost complete, they ran out of blocks last night and had to make a run to the store this morning. It was pretty hilarious listening to them "strategize" yesterday. It took them longer to decide how to do the steps then it actually took to lay them.


Destini said...

Great use of slightly misleading tactics to get help! can't wait to see the finished product!

Melissa Swartley said...

Awesome! I too can't wait to see the finished backyard! This reminds me of all the work that we have yet to get started on this spring in our neck of the woods!

Kim said...

I am so excited to see the finished product. This is like an installment from one of those shows on HGTV! At least you have great weather this weekend to do this project!

Bobbi said...

That is exactly what I should've been doing yesterday...Spring yardwork. Instead, I opted to lay out while Ellie played in her little pool. Now, I'm resembling a lobster.

I can't wait to see your finished product! I'm sure it'll look great!

Becky said...

Ha, I love the way you tell that story :) So what was it before...did your door really just open up into nothingness? Was there steps or something there before? Did you have a tiny cement pad like we do, or nothing there?

Too many questions.

Great pics of the process too by the way :)

stephr29 said...

So the moral of the story is be very leery of going to Catie's house when she invites you. She might put you to work. LOL! Glad Tony had to do some hard labor. It was good for him. :)