Let the back yard reno continue

In the continued saga of the back yard renovation project, look what we picked out and bought today.

A pallet of stone

Those are blue-grey stones that we’re going to use to build a patio in the lawn, right here:

Patio here

In the space right off the kitchen (sliding door on left) and we’ll have some comfy chairs and a fire pit there. I want ZERO yard – just a big party, resting, enjoying space.

If you remember, a few weeks ago we removed all the rocks from around the deck, replaced the weed blocker and replaced the rocks. We added lights under the trees so that at night the back yard looks ah-mazing! We built a stone wall because the previous wall was made of flimsy logs and looked trashy.

Here are some shots of the gorgeous wall in both directions:

Rocks are back


Wall is finished

We still have a long way to go – the deck has to be refinished because it’s all dingy and we’re putting up some sun shades (we’re thinking of big sails in keeping with the sailing theme and for air flow) over the patio area, but one step at a time.

I am still on the path to recovery. Walking farther faster now. Driving a bit – to see friends. I still hit a wall around 5 p.m. if I haven’t had a nap, but that’s to be expected. I can’t lift anything heavier than a full glass of iced tea so Mr. Man has been the total hero with the yard work.

I’d also like to introduce you to our new guests – a family of moles.

Moles in the yard

Well, that’s where they live. We saw one of them this morning as we had a smoothie for breakfast. He’s got big front teeth and likes to toss dirt. Emily is FASCINATED with them and stalks them all day long if I let her. Not sure how they’re going to take to the stone patio but for now, they’re kinda cute to watch.

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