FENCE! (does that express our excitement?)

After the DAYS of ivy removal and then the joy of bamboo removal, it was finally time for the new fence!  Timing for everything worked out really well.  We felt like we really cleared out as much as possible before the new fence went up and were excited that once it was up, we’d be at the point of really starting to transform the yard.

Two days before the contractors showed up, we also got another big delivery…

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PLANTS…lots and lots of new plants!  4 hours in a nursery with a toddler, now that’s a story for another post.  For now, we had a patio full of plants and on that Friday morning, this rolled in:

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That’s a lot of lumber and I have to move NONE of it! In 30 minutes we went from this:

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To this:
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I’m not going to lie, it was really nice not having a fence at all.  I considered (for about 1 minute) the idea of not putting one back in and letting our yard feel like it goes on beyond the alley to the back lot of another property.  Reality then set in, of course, and the guys got to work setting the posts.

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and building…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Things went quickly once they got rolling and it was exciting to FINALLY have a real fence in place.  Of course, they also removed and rebuilt the side panels from the house to the neighbor’s properties to match.

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So long nasty, broken, wobbly, rotting, barely operable fences and gates, it’s really been great living the last year with you.  Now that I’ve gotten you to this point, I’ll have to leave you with a little teaser.  Since the new fence went up, we jumped right into getting the landscaping in and haven’t actually taken finished photos.  Crazy, right?  Sorry about that.  In the meantime…

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2 Comments

May 22, 2014 · 3:24 pm

2 responses to “FENCE! (does that express our excitement?)

  1. Minke

    Wow!!! Gorgeous. Looks wonderful! Tell Riese to wipe her paws if she jumps on it! Enjoy. Love, Minke

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