REALITY - Thank You Rain (insert middle finger here)
Ugh....... We finally started the side of the house. Our dirt was getting so low on the side of the house it was just bad for the foundation. So we decided to build it up with dirt and put rock on it. It has a steep slope from the house to the fence so it's kinda tricky design wise.
THAT was our brilliant PLAN! Which is stupid.......as I'm now learning.
You see how the entry is on the left. Well if you pile a bunch of dirt there it either has to slope down naturally which wouldn't work for rocks or you build a big retainer wall. STUPID looking and out of the question.
On top of it I got way to big of rocks, and I hate them so here is where I'm at. Actually where I was before the rain came last night. Now I have whats in the first picture!
So now I'm thinking MAYBE spread these ugly rocks out the width of that mesh, and put the smaller river rock on the right of it up to the fence. It might look cool mixing rock. The big rock did really amazing in our MONSOON last night, and the smaller rock looks pretty and I can get a wheelbarrow over it. I'm interested to see how this turns out.
I also have this beauty
It is also wet and below the yard so I will have to take all that crap off get another yd of dirt, mound it up and then replant my plants, get another yd of the CORRECT size rock and be some what done with something :)
I'm really not smiling anymore..... and thats because my yard is wet and I CANT do anything! I hate that!
OH and for those of you wondering where this pool is?
Yes were replacing that mat that extends to the patio. I think we took on way to much at once, and thats my fault! I never want to stop,when we were doing this my husband was at work . So my babysitter, and as you can see below, my kids helped me. My husband and Chad were texting each other and here's how it went:
Husband: You tired yet, she's a fucking slave driver?
She's like the energizer bunny when it come to this stuff
Chad: Yeah the energizer bunny on crack.
and they are absolutely right so I just laughed and smiled.
Yes it was 100 degrees, so obviously my kids are as crazy as me. To be fair, it was their bed time 7pm so it was probably closer to the high 80's, and they just got out of the pool!
I'll post pics on how the pool came to be when I'm not being barraged with IMPORTANT things such as MOMmmmmmm Ty's pointing at me, MOMmmmmmmm ....