Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Liberals have nothing on us

I know, I know, since we hail from the Conservative Province of Alberta, just typing Liberals makes me shake :) However, since we live in a Liberal stronghold now (even though we still vote PC) we feel it is our duty to invest within our community, creating sustainable jobs etc etc...and anything that makes my lawn cutting duties easier, is just icing on the cake. We decided to fill in the ditches in front of our property, to save my blood and sweat for more important things. Howard, if you still read this, you should have warned me about ditches! A couple of phone calls, some high tech financial wizardry and before you can say "hey! you need a permit!" We were off and running so to speak. Roy Excavation was hired to do the work and what can we say? A reasonable price, excellent attention to detail, competent and friendly workers, timely completion of the task, I would heartily recommend Norman (the owner) and his company in a heartbeat. See below for our adventures in landscaping :)

Lynn vs the Machine!

The digger operator says "we have men who can take that out for you" Lynn replies "no thanks" and takes it out herself!...that's my wife :)

Optical Illusions 1

Prior to filling in the ditches, you need pipes, in our case seven of them, and man oh man they are huge, I could even get my portly self into one and crawl around (but I save that for under the deck while staining).

Optical Illusions 2

Put those giant pipes in the ditch and presto chango, they aren't so big!

Dirt..oh yes, a little dirt

Let's cover up those pipes, it should only take a dump truck or two....

A lot of dirt...I mean a lot of dirt

Ditches only look deep when you're mowing them...but wait until u have to fill them with takes an awful lot of dirt, it was dump truck central here for a while.


Perfect, well except for the grass seed, that's for the Spring :)

Staining a porch, retired style

You may ask, what is retired style?...well, that's where u go and stain the porch in four hour intervals...with three or four or five days off in between lol...but as you can see, it does eventually get done, before the snow year, the back porch....can't rush these things u know.