Monday, June 25, 2012

The Yard

We are still sleeping in the "carriage house" aka garage apt, which means we trudge through the disgusting little yard every morning and night to get to the kitchen.  The yard is pretty small and yet huge on the disgusting factor.  It's overgrown and uneven so every time it rains it's like a mini swamp.  We've put planks and bricks to navigate our way but I'm always worried one of us is going to trip and fall on our short journey, so this was a huge weekend for us.  Here's what the yard looked like. I wish I had taken more pictures of before the work started, but you can get the idea.





And here it is now.  





There's still a little bit of stone to go in...they ran out.  It's a huge improvement though.  Finally we can walk across the yard without worrying about falling or stepping in a puddle.  This is just the hardscape though.  Still have to put in some grass and plants etc but it's a step in the right direction.  One thing we're really looking forward to doing is eventually having a tiny vegetable garden which will go in this area.


Can you believe all this was done in one day?  I got up early the day after it was done because I couldn't sleep.  I was so excited to go outside and look at the new patio.  It's the little things that make me sooo happy.

7 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic!! Megan

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  2. that looks fantastic! Imagine what its going to look like when you get some greenery back there. Its going to be a lovely place to hang out with your hubby and kiddos. :-)

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  3. Amazing! I love that patio. That's a hard day's work!

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  4. Improving things like that can really make one's day! I would be so excited I would have trouble sleeping too...great job!

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  5. Hooray for not having to trudge through a swamp! It looks great.

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  6. MyCraftyHomeLifeJune 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    What a beautiful choice in pavers. I just went through "paver picking" with my friend for her yard...hard choice. This is lovely, and what about all the rain, yeah...no more mud. Move into the house, already!

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  7. Love that patio stone! What a huge improvement. That isn't a little thing at all - i totally get why you'd be thrilled to have that done!

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