Wednesday, March 27, 2013

And the projects start!

Spring is in the air, and the projects are in full swing. :)
First one up was to get rid of the ugly broken hot tub that has been sitting in our deck for years now. It only worked for a few months after we bought this house. Then we found out that it wasn't even installed right. We also found out that replacing it with a new one installed the right way was WAY above our budget, and way more then we wanted to spend. Sooooooo....

While I was gone on a girls night sleep over with Lala the boys decided to jump right in and start chopping away!

They ripped that sucker out! Piece by piece!!! 

What a mess!

My honey worked hard to clean it all up and we decided we just wanted to fill in the hole and have more space on the deck.

Only problem, our type of trex deck is apparently no longer made and the hubby had a hard time finding anything to match. Gerrrrr! 
We gave up and decided to go with a cool design instead. If it wasn't going to match, then we wanted it to look like it was done on purpose. 

Apparently this job took three supervisors. ;)

And done! It's so nice not having to look at the eye sore of an old torn up hot tub! 
There's so much more room on the deck now! I have plans for an out door seating area in the new corner, fireplace included, but that will have to come later. :)

The hubby also put up a new section of fence on the other side of the house. Now the dog can go over there to do his business. We have a new system in place to block his access to the play yard, so I don't have to worry about piles of poo where the kids play any more. Thank goodness! Might be my favorite project of all!
It's getting pretty silly how sectioned off our outdoor areas are, but when you want a mini farm on a little piece of land, it just sort of happens. ;)

And here is the path we were working on this last weekend. This is were the pond use to be. It's far from how I want it to look, but it's headed in a good direction. I also changed the paths up front a bit, but that will be in a different garden post. :)
Busy, busy, busy!

1 comment:

Kat said...

Wow! Way to go, hubby! That is a lot of work! Looks great too! :)