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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 ....

5 comments:

browneyedgirl said...

Beeeee-ootiful!!

Anonymous said...

looks great, well worth all the work.

Anonymous said...

Your neighbors must hate you since you didn't put up a good neighbor fence and instead put the finished side facing in giving them and eveyone else the framework to look at.

Did you get a permit?

RH said...

Both sides are finished. Our neighbor loves us. Yes.

SheyFey said...

We only put up 6 1/2 panels of this fence. We replaced an old decrepit fence that I am sure the neighbors hated. We put the panels facing in because that is how the remaining portions of the fence were ALREADY put in..... Seriously, if you had ever seen the fence before you would have known this ANONYMOUS.

Be a good neighbor and come introduce yourself sometime....