We have had some pretty nasty erosion problems in the back yard, and thanks to our neighbor and her lawyer, our builder, and the subdivision developer, we’ve got a backyard again. There are pipes buried, drains added, and as of Saturday, we got more sod! Errol put down grass seed over the naked areas not covered by sod yesterday. Here’s a couple pics for just a taste of what it was like out there, and what we have now.
None of my before pictures really do it justice. We had some crevasses out there that were at least a foot deep in some places.
Now our neightbor is planning to put up a chain link fence. Oh, joy of all joys. We’re thinking of making fence plans of our own, but ours I think will not be chain link. We’d also like to put a gazebo out there… and maybe a pool. (!)
We had a long talk about what our prirorities are yesterday. We’re both homebodies, really. There’s a lot of places we’d like to travel and whatnot, but all in all we like being at home. So, we made a deal: the house is where our money goes. There are so many things we would like to do: the gazebo and pool, screen in the back porch and add a large patio around it, take up the carpet and put down hardwood… it’s a long, expensive list.
We might start setting aside a little at a time for a big vacay maybe every other year, but for now our vacations will be the camping trips Errol’s family plans each summer. I love going on these trips with the kids. Lasy year we joied up with them in St. Louis. This summer, we are spending a whole week with them and going to Cherokee, NC then over to Pigeon Forge to go to Dollywood! Being there with our nieces and nephews beats Disney World for me any day.