Sunday, January 31, 2021

Finally, Snow!

 Woke to some pretty snow this morning early and it's still drifting down, finer flakes but still falling.  

I love it!


From our bedroom window


Short video from bedroom window

Happy Sunday

betsy

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Getting it done

Well it's all done except for the plantings and that will not be done anytime soon.  Will absorb the cost of the sunken patio first.   I don't know what I want for plantings anyway.  I do know maybe some lavender.

This is the wood fence and sunflowers from a few summers ago where the sunken patio is now.

The fence is not here anymore and at this point we are deciding what type of fence or how we will put one that we like back.  I want it gated in to keep wild critters out.  An arbor with a gate will be there too. 


getting in drainage pipes



Pouring of cement and spreading it smooth

We decided a good idea while the gentlemen were here to replace the gully of a sidewalk we had.   The circles drawn for the new sidewalk.



The stamping part was interesting to watch..


I wanted the added curve at the corner to place maybe a water feature or planter of some type.  Not sure at this point.

Well that's it for now.  J R Anderson Concrete in Va did the job and we are happy with it.

 Go to  First post of patio job




 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

It's started

 The patio finally will be done.  The gentlemen were here early and excavating the dirt which we had taken to the far back yard to spread.  Our yard is sloped so it will help with some of the erosion there.

Both pictures taken from bedroom window



The block for the walls called Jefferson is made in USA and that is what I look for ALWAYS.   

I like the variation of color in the stone


Gravel to be put down as we decided on stamped concrete.  


Well out to see how the rest is coming along now as the wall will be going up.


We decided on the front walkway also.  Hate to lose some of the slate but will keep a lot of it.  

This all should be done by Wednesday.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

 Good Luck in the New Year. Steve put in order last evening for black eyes and is having them now. Honey cornbread with lots of butter. Mom and Dad used to grow black eye peas and I prefer to eat them green instead of drying them with tomatoes and sometimes corn. Not too crazy about the brown or dried ones but good with tomatoes, onions, left over Christmas ham and celery. His tray ready to take down and sit in front of t.v. while eating and taking in a movie. Good day for it since it's over cast and rainy.


Good Luck in the New Year