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Grading Continues & Lots Happening

October 16, 2015

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The painters have started on the exterior of the house. But wait! I absolutely hate the color of the trim & the main house color is far too bright! STOP! I have to re-choose paint. I cannot believe I have made such a screw-up!

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The showers have been waterproofed & concrete curbs installed. Hopefully tile installation will begin soon.

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Harry & DH tried to find the electrical power line that Mr. Vickery buried with the dozer. Until it is found & reconnected there will be no power to the barn.

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Found by the water line! Hurrah! DH supervised as Harry spliced the lines together.

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Hardwood floor installation has begun. I selected 4-inch hickory. Lots of veining, knotholes & color variation. They should be beautiful!

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Mr. Vickery has expanded the grading area. We need the driveway into the garage brought up about 3 feet.

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The good news is that he is taking about 18 inches of dirt from the area where I will be expanding the garden. That means a lot of the grass, weeds, hard knot roots & staubs will be gone! As soon as he finishes I will be laying down all the cardboard I have been collecting for months. Might as well get a head start before any remaining weeds decide they want to sprout.

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The driveway os being rerouted at the house & a parking pad added.

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Swales have also been dug to move rainwater away from the house & toward the front & back pastures.

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The only problem we have had with the grading – rain. Soft, sweet-smelling earth likes to stick to paws & shoes. Add rain & it is a sticky mess.

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But, oh my goodness, we are going to have a wonderful, huge garden next year!

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