Monday, January 5, 2015

I've Been Shoveling Dirt!!!

The things you do for your kids.
Emma's backyard retaining wall was rotting, so we decided to help her replace it. 
 We spent the last 3 days shoveling dirt into the skip, I found muscles I didn't know existed.
 When my husband builds things, he doesn't do it by halves.
Alcove for a small set of stairs.
 Emma would love to get her new dog at the end of the year, an Australian Bulldog.
She has a beautiful shady tree in the corner where the wall will be built around the new kennel.
New paving, side fences and lawn are also on the to do list. Hopefully not by her father.
The new wall is double the height of the old one.
Next job is to continue taking down the dead tree.


  1. Wow, that sounds like hard work!

  2. From the look of that heavy clay you both deserve medals from Emma, or at least a good dinner or three.

  3. That was a lot of work. But I'm sure it will look good when finished.