Sunday, June 29, 2014

Getting Started

As you may have noticed in my last post, our progress on the garage is not longer "our" progress.  It's Luke's progress.  I am on crutches for the next three months so my duties have been reduced to resting and keeping my foot elevated; all the garage construction is now Luke's responsibility.  Fortunately my husband happens to be a norwegian giant, former construction foreman and a very hard worker.  While I was laying on the couch all day he was framing walls
Our pastor came over to help put up the wall with the garage door header.  Our church really does have wonderful people!
As you may have noticed from the photos the sidewalk is poured but we still do not have our driveway or sidewalk.  This massive stump is holding everything up while we wait for the very unreliable tree company to actually remove it as promised.  Every time we work with a contractor Luke and I are reminded why we prefer to do as much of our own work as possible.  
But finding out how massive this stump is has made us more aware of a potential problem with the back yard.  We have this weirdly placed clump of trees growing in the middle of the back yard.  We decided to take them down this year so we can drill out the stumps and get some nitrogen to rot them before we start landscape work next summer.
The yard looks even more flat and bare than before but hopefully our next stump removal will be easier and less expensive than the front yard.
Despite the many delays it is nice to see progress, even if I'm no longer involved.

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