Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Sunday, August 1, 2010

What We're Up To

So, we're putting up a new fence AND gaining yardage!  Our original fence we put up for our dogs way back when we didn't have any kiddos.  Now that Michael and Connor can climb it, we felt it was time to put up a new fence since we live on a very busy corner and drivers are pretty crazy in our neighborhood.

The fence suited it's purpose for dogs and it was originally stained a dark brown.  Then I thought we would try painting it white last year and I hated white, then I tried another color and hated that too.  So, with this fence being cedar, we're leaving it as it, nice and pretty, until it greys with age, then we'll paint a few years down the road.

So, needless to say, we've been busy and will continue to be busy for some time... probably the rest of the month!  We have a VERY long yard - 130 feet to be exact!  And it's rather expensive too.  So we really wanted to do this nice. 

I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to fencing so I'm putting up all the fence boards and leveling each one and cutting if needed.  Mike's in charge of putting up the 2x4's.  Dad and Mike put up the 4x4's.  After we finish putting up the new fence we'll take down the old fence.


Rachel said...

Wow! First of all, what a big job! And then you're putting up all the fencing boards!? OK, you are a super mom!

Janet said...

It looks great and what a benefit, more yard. Have fun building.