Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day (And A DIY Update)

We have outgrown our garden.  In order for us to plant anything else, husband and I need to break up about 312 square feet of aggregate (concrete).  This happens to be a long weekend, so we decided to rent a jackhammer and expand the garden ourselves.  Sounds simple enough.

Husband and husband's really nice friend spent four hours with said jackhammer.  That is four hours and multiple trips with a wheelbarrow to haul away the debris, and this was all that was accomplished. That is one 12x9 square (out of about 4) that needs to be broken up and cleared away.

To put it in perspective, this is the area we are trying to clear.

And this is the pile of debris that we hauled to another area (and now have to dispose of).

Needless to say, it was not a good day.  We have now decided to hire people to come break up the area and haul it all away.  Not at all the way we wanted it to go, but I guess you win some, you lose some.  We will still have a lot of work to do after the area is cleared (and lucky for you, more blog posts about it).  You know you are excited.

On another note, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day.  It is a day to give thanks to all of the servicemen and women who have given their lives to protect our country.  And for that, I am grateful. 

Here comes the summer!

1) I LOVE Kay Hanley (If you are a fan of 10 Things I Hate About You, you might recognize her). 2) Bill Nye (the Science Guy) stars in the video. 3) It is a perfect blend of catchy alterna-pop. 4) Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. Let the games begin.


joanne hegarty said...

Oooh ! I know exactly what those days are like and your day looks like very hard work to me !
But well done for trying ..

Michelle's Style File said...

This is a massive job! Will be great when it's all done : )

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