Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Finally!! I Did It!!

Two days ago, after immediately cutting into the main water line on the first hole I dug, I stopped. 
(I couldn't believe how high that water shot up.) 

Decided I wasn't going to plant the bamboo. Someone else could do it. 

We called all the utility people, 

  They all came and put their little orange and yellow flags and orange lines all over this area. Looked a little intimidating. 

I woke up at 6:30 am yesterday, 


I  decided to give it another try. 

I started digging holes for the bamboo, and I ran into 2 tree stumps, 3 different cables, several white pipes going back and forth, not to mention the sprinklers. I guess thats why they call it a utility easement. 

I dug very very carefully and to my knowledge, didn't hurt anything else. lol

I worked on this from 6:30 am until after 4 pm.

My whole body aches,

 but I am proud to say they are in the ground and looking good. 

All I have to do now is get them mulched
 really well and they are good to go. 

Here was my little partner in crime. See his little muddy footprints. 

So happy this is in the ground

This morning I went out and mulched it all.

Thank goodness for this trusty little gorilla wagon Don got me. I haul everything in it, mix dirt in it, put mulch in it. So easy to move around. Thank you Don!!

Sammy decided to watch me on the back of the sofa today. 

By this time next year you won't even know those houses are behind us.



 That will make me very happy. 

I am putting in 3 skyrockets in the middle space. Don't think I can get those for a couple months yet. Not sure how well I will love these with the bamboo but going to give it a try. Can always put bamboo in later if I don't like them. 

We thought they would look pretty to decorate at Christmas and you can see them from the road. 


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Did I Really!!!!

This day started with a cold front.  Ha Ha
It was already cold out, then I had to get soaked digging a hole.

I got up early to go out and start working my dirt and digging the holes for the bamboo.
I was still working on the first hole when all of a sudden I hit and cut through with the shovel,

the Main Water Line. Oh my!!

I text  Don who was in a meeting and said call me ASAP!!!!

He did. He told me to get the channel locks and go out front and turn the main water off.  I did.

So there goes my day. I can't plant my trees,

 I can't give Sammy a bath,

 I can't do laundry

So I ended up with a very relaxing easy day.

Don called the sprinkler guy and he came out and fixed everything. Yea!!!!

So I guess I will try again tomorrow. If I do it again, at least I know who to call.



Don thinks I may need him on speed dial. LOL


Monday, December 9, 2013

Not Sure! Your Thoughts!

Got these pots for the topiaries. Not sure I love them. 
Don really likes them. I think they might need to
 be larger and put some greenery under them.
What do you think?

Also, found these rugs and this little vase.

This Weeks To Do List!

To do List!

Give Sammy a bath

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Great Deals, Great Day!!

Had a great day today.

We went to look at my antique lamps that I am having rewired and one of the arms fixed on one of them. They look great. Can't wait to get them back. 

Then in 37 degree temperature, YUK!!!!

while we were up that way, we went to Trader

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Super Catch-Up!

I have not been on here for a long time. Why? Life took over. We were so super busy.

We sold our house

On Nov 6th our new grandson, Jaxson arrived! I now have two