Home Improvement: July 2005 Archives

Traces of a Fence

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Thanks to the good people at Seattle Lumber (ironically in Renton, WA), I got a healthy dose of 2"x2"x12' lengths of clear cedar. The garage smells amazing with them sitting in there, right now.

After work, my elite fence building team congregated for Boca Burgers and wood chopping. After two hours of work, we'd exhausted the daylight and the neighbors probably wouldn't appreciate chop sawing post-9pm. We were rocking in the end and it was painful to stop...especially considering my next two weekends are being spent abroad.

But alas, there is now some semblance of the makings of a fence. And said semblance will now remain as is for two weeks...neighbors wondering if it will ever finish.

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Click on that picture for an expanded view. And yes, that gangly holly tree is a gots to go situation.

Yahd Waste

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Four tarps full of vines and other weedage plus another four 32-gallon bags. Some dude from Craigslist with an Isuzu is supposed to pick it all up tomorrow.

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Currently 10 for 17 on fence posts buried in concrete. I've never played with concrete before and as you might reckon, it's really not all that fun. Well, if you had a big ol' mixing truck or something it might be. But lugging around 80lb bags (one bag/hole) manually gets a bit old. So if you're looking for a quick work-out...holla.