Well, The palm trees are gone and the sand man dumped his load! Oh! And the pics are in my photo album. Also, the old spa is halfway filled with sand (waiting to be concreted over), the shed is almost up, the patio deck is finished and they will be starting to build the patio structure tomorrow. Of course my backyard look like a bomb went off, but I’m hoping that by next Tuesday, the backyard will be completed.
Now back to the palm tree removal. It was REALLY COOL!!! They arrived at 7:30 and were gone by 12:30. Neighbors lined the street and I was bouncing around like a madman taking photos! They did an excellent job and were very friendly and professional. The foreman was a no-nonsense ‘stud’ and his two helpers were unbeleivably strong!! What a show!! They even had a picnic in my front yard! Thankfully, they cleaned up after themselves very well. And the two crews did NOT fight!! lol
The ‘Sand Man’ was very cool!! He parked his rig in the MIDDLE of the street, lowered his forklift so he could unload FOUR 1 cubic foot containers of sand and challenged motorists to try to get around him!! Needless to say, there was a huge traffic jam in front of the Serious house! And btw, I think my contractor overdid it a little when he ordered the sand because the is ALOT left!! I’m sure I’ll find someplace for him to put it!!
The next adventure will be having sprinklers and sod installed in the front yard, but because my ‘lawn-boy’ wants to spray Roundup on the existing lawn once a week for 4 weeks, this project will take awhile to get started. We even considered synthetic grass because:
1) It looks GREAT
2) NO watereing or feeding
3) NO mowing
4) NO insects or disease
Problem….. Costs $15,000!! So sticking with the sod.
Enjoy the photoshow! The pictures tell the story. And I’ll be back tomorrow to post about my third dog, Bonnie the Cairn Terrorist!!!