Mar 7, 2010
Our project is about 90% finished from a construction standpoint. The paving is done and all that is left is to clean up the mess and seal the pavers.
I'm beginning to feel bad for the guy who bid this work because I think he may be losing money on it. But hey, we agreed to his estimate. It was supposed to take 10 days and we are at 16 days tomorrow. There were a couple of rain outs in there too.
I have to put in the lighting and wire the irrigation valves. Then we can plant stuff and move the potted plants back into the area.
Mrs. Sneed and I spent some time working in the side yard this morning. Actually, I spent quite a bit of time doing some electrical wiring related to the construction for most of the morning and Mrs. Sneed did yard work. I did manage to help a bit, though.
That was before the latest winter storm rolled in courtesy of our old pal El Nino. It rained from about noon until dark.
Hooterville has a semiannual trash pickup they call "Bulky and Brushy" and it is coming up this week. It is our twice-yearly chance to throw out stuff that is too big for normal pickup.
Maybe you live in a town where if you toss out a sofa, the garbage guys will pick it up. In Hooterville that isn't the case. Our garbage men will pick up the garbage can and that's all.
Here they have one trash person per truck and he or she uses a giant arm to pick up and dump your trash container into the truck. Get out and pick something up by hand? Never happens. If the can has fallen over, too bad, it doesn't get picked up. If something is on the ground, ditto.
So we have a giant pile of bushes, branches and miscellaneous discards waiting for pick up this week. We also have a steady stream of scavengers trolling the area looking for usable stuff.
Hopefully, tomorrow the construction guys come and clean up their mess and they we be out of our yard for good.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky