Monday, February 23, 2009

we have privacy!!

when we first looked into buying our house, i said the first major money spender is going to be on a privacy fence!! our backyard is not in an ideal, say hi to the neighbors, spot. if we lived in a quaint little neighborhood like you see on tv, we wouldn't have to do this.

well, let me start over. we don't know many of our surrounding neighbors (i know, we're bad). we're not even sure if some of the houses have people living in them! but we love our neighborhood.

the reason we desperately needed a privacy fence is because our backyard backed up to the hospital administration and home health building. and the main hospital right right next door. so i was feeling a little exposed to my coworkers.

and now, there is a no smoking policy any where on hospital campus. so where does everyone come to smoke?

standing right up against our fence.

lovely.

so you can imagine how it was a little awkward to be out in the backyard and have people standing right there looking at you.

well, no more!!

we are privacied!!

and every night since then, we have spent out in the backyard. we've had s'mores in our firepit, eaten dinner, watched a movie outside. we're loving it!!

our fathers and brothers were life savers!! they spent two straight days here digging holes, setting posts, and giving us a beautiful fence!!

thanks guys!! we owe yall big time.

so after the fence was up, we had to clean up the backyard. the yard was completely full of dirt dug up for the fence posts. and this isn't normal dirt. its solid as a rock black clay dirt. it took kyle and i several hours to get it all up, but its beautiful now =)
lola helped in the dirt moving process.kyle and lola laying down on the job.

on a side note, when all the dirt and lumber scraps were still in the backyard, adelle went out there and said "oh my, this is horrible!! who did this to your yard!?!?" i said, "kyle and the guys did to build us a new fence. do you like it?" she then looked up and said, "oh that's lovely."
not a normal almost 3 year old.

so, thanks again guys for all the help. we're loving it!

1 comment:

Dan, Ashleigh, and Isabella said...

That is so awesome!! After living on a army base for awhile I cannot wait for a little privacy. Although I hear our new neighbors are a peice of work! HAHA! :)