Sunday, October 12, 2008

Deck Project, Day 2

Sunday, October 12th

I pulled up the shrubs that were ugly and I didn't like anyway. Bubba and Papa (who happened to be in town this weekend) re-routed a pipe and spigot that were smack in the middle of the proposed deck plan, so we can still get to it once the deck is built. It was desperately needed, because it was the only water we had in the backyard. Once the hole was dug, we discovered that the pipe had been cut that leads to the only other spigot in the yard, way at the back of the yard, so we connected it, too! Two water options! Yay! Oh, and while digging up those dang shrubs, I dug up what my mom and I think are daffodil bulbs! Score! Now I need to plant them somewhere else.

I also dug up the 2 sprinkler heads we will be covering over, and capped them. There are 2 other heads that needed different tops on them, to change the spray angle so it won't hit the deck. So I did that, too.

We have the muddiest mud, EVER. Very dark, dense clay. Fun stuff.


Bubba's Sis said...

Oooo! Mud!! Fun!! Did Drew Bear get to play in it?

Good thing there's so many engineers in the family. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Katie Lady said...

Nope, Drew did not get to play in it. Seriously, it would stick to the shovel so bad you'd have to scrape it off! :(

Bubba's Mom said...

Don't you just love men who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty??? Can't wait to see the finished deck - and it will be soon!