Labor Day - Labor

Our Labor Day truly was labor filled!

What do you do with some of this:

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and some of these:

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loads and loads of this:

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and one of these:

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I’m officially old if I can be {positively giddy} about a sidewalk and some rock!

Last week, we poured our own front sidewalk – let me tell ya – that is one messy, hard job!

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How do you like the huge dirt hold between the house and sidewalk…. me – UM - not so much!

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So we graded and raked and used the tiller to get to here: home 008

Landscape fabric and many, many loads of River Rock later….

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Then we started on the other side of the sidewalk -

Laid out the hose for our curve and then spray painted, dug it out and started laying brickwork for the edge (so much prettier – I think – than the black plastic edging)

Note how I’m already putting plants out in that area – what a goofball I am!

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Removed the extra sod by shovel and more tilling -

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Starting laying brick -

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and more brick

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Of course, we got the kiddos in on the action – picking rocks and putting back fill in on the other side of the blocks. They were pretending to be archeologists below!

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Now to the side of the house - home 059 home 063 home 064

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We made GREAT progress in one day and can’t believe the difference between last week and now…..Can’t wait to show you the end result with some pretty fall decorating in place too!

Whew – I’d LOVE to go take a nap!

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  1. A big "WOO HOO" for your finished project! Well done.

    My project only took 2 years to finish. :)

  2. Wow. My back hurts just from watching YOU. That is some hard work you've done and it looks wonderful! Love the sidewalk!


  3. Ya'll did ALL that in ONE day? WOW!!!! Kudos to you! Can't wait to see what happens next. I could only see a little of your house, but it looks beautiful. Love the wood siding. Actually, we are renting, so just about anyone's own home looks lovely to me ~ LOL!!


  4. Wow, you all rock (pun intended)! Great you used some muscle rub after. A lot of work and well done.

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