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All our work. pic heavy

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All our work. pic heavy

Postby Bernadette » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:57 pm

Well as you may know we are moving rocks, sand, blue metal and lots of other heavy things. We are currently fixing up our outdoor area near the granny flat so that next summer we can fix the pool. All retaining walls should be finished in the next 4 weeks, and then more sand and paving. Once this is finished we need to re-do the pergola.

We used a jack hammer all weekend breaking up rocks and delivering trailer loads over to my parents house.

The blue metal moved
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The sand it does feel like we have moved an ocean @clothmama. Still more on the driveway edge to go.
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The bricks & our house
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The steps that we built in the new retaining wall which we built over summer.
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The clearing of the back fence which I did yesterday
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Our bush backyard (our house and granny flat in pic)
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Just for fun. My Vege garden so far.
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And my lemon tree (couldn't get a nice one of the orange tree)
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Once all the work is finished it should look lovely!

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Re: All our work. pic heavy

Postby ems101 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:05 am

Looks amazing!! Hard work but very obvious how much you have achieved. Do you have an end point in sight or is it ongoing for the foreseeable?

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Re: All our work. pic heavy

Postby gilbertandmartha » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:59 am

I bet you are as fit as a fiddle! Looks great

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Postby MrC » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:38 am

Wow, Well done you. That looks great :) :) It's been a while but I remember quite how much hard work all that shovelling and shifting takes from the houses we've done in the past. You must indeed be fit as a fiddle :) Enjoy your new view and have a virtual beer in the sun from me :wine:

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Postby JabberJabber » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:48 am

I'm in awe at having a lemon tree in the back garden!

Well done on all the hard work so far, seriously impressive!

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Postby clothmama » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:11 am

Wow it looks fantastic @Bernadette it looks like you will have a lovely home and grounds when you are finished! Is the pool already in or you need to do it?

gilbertandmartha wrote:I bet you are as fit as a fiddle!

This :giggle: we need bi-cep pics :hohoho:

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Re: All our work. pic heavy

Postby Bernadette » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:14 am

JabberJabber wrote:I'm in awe at having a lemon tree in the back garden!


Kate @JabberJabber we also have an Orange, Mandarin (baby tree), Nectarine and two apples trees. Hope to put a plum, apricot and lime tree too.

I don't feel as fit as a fiddle!

Emily @ems101 we hope to finish it all in the next 5 years as there is a lot of hard labour to be done. Once we finish this we are putting a driveway from the front to the back of the block with a big man's shed at the back.

clothmama wrote:it looks like you will have a lovely home and grounds when you are finished!


I hope so Tory @clothmama

clothmama wrote:Is the pool already in or you need to do it?


We have a big empty hole in the ground. We are going to put a Clark's pool in for next summer as we can not crane a fibre glass one from the road. Too many ginormous Jarrah tree's.

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Re: All our work. pic heavy

Postby Bernadette » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:12 am

@clothmama, this is what we currently have as our 'pool'

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Hence the reason we use my parent's in summer.

Mr Clothmama wrote:how much hard work all that shovelling and shifting


@Mr Clothmama it is hard work as it all has to be done by wheelbarrow. We don't have back access to our block, hence the reason why we need to put another driveway in.

Mr Clothmama wrote:Enjoy your new view and have a virtual beer in the sun from me


The view is getting better but still a work site!

I will have to let DH have the beer as I am a very rare Aussie and don't drink :giggle: I drunk way too much on my first backpacking holiday to Europe and then spent too many nights in the 'Backpackers' pub at Kings Cross when I first arrived in London with my fellow Australian/NZ housemates!!! So went off alcohol!

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Re: All our work. pic heavy

Postby Sophiebeth23 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:10 pm

Looks amazing

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