Wednesday, August 31, 2011

backyard destruction

These are scenes from our backyard.  If you didn’t know we lived in Colorado, you might have thought we lived in one of the areas hit by Irene.

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Now that most of our indoor projects are done (for now, at least), we decided to focus our energy (or the energy of the landscaping crew) on the exterior of our home.  The front porch is in (pictures to come once I decide on some plants and furniture) and so it was on to the backyard.  Our 20+ year old deck is almost history, and it should be entirely ripped out by the end of the day.  Gone will be the boards that wouldn’t screw in anymore, the spots where the hailstorm beat off the paint, and the home to many neighborhood animals, most recently, THE FOXES.

In its place will be a lovely brick patio—maintenance free, slightly smaller than the deck so we can regain some yard space or maybe have room for a garden box or two, and there will be NOWHERE for animals to live.  I can’t wait!


Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Looks like fun times ahead. I'm sure those guys were having fun destroying the deck - what guy wouldn't?

Shirlee said...

You're always so ambitious with your home projects! Can't wait to see your "after" pictures. BTW, great back-to-school shots!

The Dahle Family said...

Ditto to Shirlee. That is just what I was going to say. You are so driven to get the next thing improved! Things don't stay the same for long at your place!

Are you having a huge bonfire with the old deck? :)

Marliese said...

Wow, Mer. Once again, leave it to you to have an improvement idea, and then to see that it gets DONE. You don't mess around. I love big front porches, with rocking chairs on them (just an idea:). And a brick patio sounds awesome. I am anxious for those after-pics.