|Today's Basic Diary|
|In general, today was somewhat quieter than prior days.|
We met with the contractor this morning. On closer inspection, the two purple-leaf plum trees appeared to have some sort of fungus, in addition to my finding out they are poisonous and attract bees, two things I very specifically said we didn't want. So, he suggested a tall, thin tree to replace those. We agreed. They took those trees back and haven't brought the new ones yet.
The design shows a privacy wall around the pool pump. It's not enough room to get to the box on the wall without climbing over the equipment. My climber is broken, so that wasn't okay. The three of us talked about various solutions, including a gate. I suggested we use narrower blocks, and we all agreed that would work. Well, it will work within reason, of course, that reason being they put the narrower blocks in the holes on the side farther from the pump since if they do it in the part of the hole closer to the pump, we gain nothing. Any bets in which part of the hole they'll assemble the wall? We're batting 100% on things being placed incorrectly in any hole.
We still need to pick out rock and various plants and shrubs.
|Popouts are fixed|
|Veggie garden wall started|
|Cement border for grass area poured|
Amazing how remarkably the color differs in shade and in sunlight.
|Two trees actually planted -- but . . .|
You knew there was a "but" coming, right?
|This is the tree that should have been planted on the right side. It's larger and has much more room in which to grow. The other tree will have to be moved.|
|Satellite dish moved|
|Pit in which to backwash the salt water pool. The hole is a 4-foot cube, filled with river rock to keep the dirt from washing away. We really don't need a sinkhole in the yard. This still needs to be hard-plumbed to the pool pump, covered with some type of fabric, and then covered with rock, all the while protecting the beachball.|
|The completed concrete walkway and miles and miles of Earth tones -- I'll be a happy woman when there is no more visible dirt.|