The last week has been all about the backyard project. For contracting out what I thought was all the work SW and I have been quite busy completing tasks. Since I lack the energy to help for hours on end, my job has been to get supplies. Sounds easy enough but nope, it wasn’t. I had 5 days of incredibly bad timed nausea and diarrhea to work around. Now, thankfully, that seems to be under control.
My favorite errand was to the rock store. I needed round drainage rock up to 2-inches in size. Physically unable to shovel 1200 pounds of rock into the back-end of SW’s truck I had to rely on the employees at this self-serve rock store. I asked for help, explaining that my deficiency was a result of my lung cancer. I’m pretty certain that alone would have got my rocks shoveled but having brownies and peanut butter cookies for payment were an added bonus. 30-minutes later a nice guy, Steve, was done shoveling rock into the truck.
Here is an impressive to me picture- not the image but the work in it.
For a 37-foot square back yard, around 300-feet of 2 by 4’s were used to construct the concrete forms. Pretty laborious but it is going to be beautiful when the forms come off today!