Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Home Improvement - Fence me in UPDATED
So Shey Fey decides last week we are going to replace 52 feet of 6-foot wood fence in the backyard.
The old stuff was rotting and starting to fall apart. We have the hot tub right against that section and once more big storm, well, we'd all be falling apart.
We bought six sections of fence at Lowes. They wanted $500 plus to install it. GEESH. Racket city!
So we tore the old pieces down last week with her nephew, Brant, helping. Then Brant's big brother came by and dug the post holes (unfortunately a couple of them were in the wrong places). Rev. Dirk was here early in the week and he helped Shey Fey dig three new ones and measure the post holes correctly.
This morning we hauled the sections and leaned them against the posts, now we are waiting for Keith Richards (you'll see some of the old fence) to show up and give me a guitar lesson and lend us his electric drill.
Home improvement sucks. But it's almost done. And Shey Fey hasn't killed me. Yet.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: Stupid fence is in. It's vertically challenged. But so am I. At least it was only 120 in the shade when we finished ....