Thursday, January 08, 2015

WALLS - they ARE meant to be BUILT


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Then (mid 2014)

Now, like right now!

Tomorrow the wood gets removed.

Then, the cedar fence goes up.

And finally… the yard will be put back together!

Kind of like Humpty Dumpty… only better!

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Isn't it always?


Okay, let’s make it about YOU…

What do you do when you’re all broke up?

Cheers, Jenny

31 comments:

  1. Hope the wall is big enough to block the light at that neighbour's window :))) We had a neighbour once back in the old house who hated my grandpa and so he planted a long, half a meter tick and two meters high hedge just at the back of our house blocking sunlight to all our rooms, so I spent my childhood in darkness LOL

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    1. My goal is not to block light out - just water. The concrete is 2 feet in the ground and sits on hard pan. I’m tired of my neighbour's water flooding my yard. Hence the full length concrete footing.

      On top of the footing will be a 6’ cedar fence, almost as tall as that hedge. That might block out light from basement windows. It’s not my intention to do that but I am interested in providing a measure of security to my property and my garden suite (which mother lives in).

      I’m looking forward to all this construction ending! It’s been going on forever.

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    2. which construction doesn't go on forever? :)

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    3. Cheeky… but sooo true though. I'm writing my own "Never-ending Story"...

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  2. Why do windows face windows? Our bathroom window faces the neighbo'rs garage window. We always see each other....

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    1. We're lucky to have a reasonable amount of distance between our houses - newer ones build to the maximum allowable and then one can reach out and shake hands with one's neighbour.

      With new houses there are strict codes about where the windows can be for that exact reason of privacy. A friend's house has their bathroom window looking directly into the neighbour's bathroom window - and when the window is open she says "It's nasty!" haha

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  3. I did miss having space when I was living in my apartment for the past few years. Now that I'm in a house again I love it. There's plenty of space between homes, the back yard has beautiful tall pines and palm trees and the birds are plentiful. I can only imagine Jenny that you are quite "done" with construction. At least for awhile..lol.

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    1. F'n done - in spades no less! I'm sooooo looking forward to having my yard look like a yard again.

      Your house, and yard sound so beautiful and calming. Enjoy it for me, please.

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  4. Houses so close together. Ack. Though I've seen far worse, and with windows. Double Ack.

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    1. This is nothing, you should see what it looks like in the areas where they've taken down beautiful old classic homes and crammed in 4 storey complexes that take up 4 residential lots.

      This city is taking a beating right now with development at an all time high - feeding the off-shore Asian market. Our city is a sell-out and it's soooo sad to witness it.

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    2. I've seen theses homes that were inches apart from each other and I just don't get it. Good gosh.

      Happy Weekend and boogie boogie.

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    3. Yikes, inches apart… isn't that then called a condo! hahaha

      Happy Weekend and Happy Baking!

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  5. Yes, it will be a strong wall !!

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    1. I hope so! Today, after the wood came off, I was so very happy with the end result. I can't wait for it to be truly finished.

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  6. Good there'll be a dividing line. Hope you're on good terms with your neighbours given the proximity of windows!

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    1. Hi Nick, good to see you! Thanks for stopping by.

      The dividing line is definitely visible now! I had my land surveyed and this wall is completely on my side. That said… I feel like some war lord getting ready to do battle!

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  7. But...green grass.
    I so hate January.

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    1. Grass… what's that, Al? And, green grass… hell, that's gotta be something only the rich and famous see nowadays.

      I'm doing nothing but gravel down the side of the house - low maintenance. I'll compensate with loads of flower boxes.

      I loath January… I hate February… March can just FO and April best get the F out of my way!
      Now, May… by then my nostrils will have unflared and my fire breath will have cooled… it might be safe for Mother Nature to show herself and get on with the task of greening something.

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  8. Hopefully when its all done you won't find anything else to do (like I would) you can just sit back and relax and enjoy.

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    1. As you and I know… it's never done. Even after I'm six feet under there will always be something that needs doing. Relax… I'm not sure I know that word, care to elaborate! :) :)

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  9. good luck on your project!!! it will look awesome once you finish it I'm sure!!

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    1. Welcome to Pearson Report - thanks for stopping by!

      Good luck is appreciated - I think one can never have enough. :)
      I agree, it will look awesome when it's done… key word "when". (big sigh) :)

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  10. I love this! When I'm broken up, I eat chocolate. Ha!

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    1. Hi Emily. Welcome to Pearson Report.

      I eat chocolate before I'm broken up too! hahaha

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  11. It always looks worse before it looks fabulous! Love the cartoon-lol I watch a movie when I feel all broken up..it is eggsactly what I need:)

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    1. Hahaha - it's been looking "worse" for the last year and a half. It seriously needs to start looking fabulous.

      Ah… the go to movie for me, lately, has been "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" - love it. :) :) Smiles coming your way.

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  12. Wow! Looks like it is going to be fantastic when finished. Yep, always have to endure the "in progress" stage. Then the magic happens. ;) Hugs to you, Jenny.

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    1. Hi Pam - thanks for stopping by! :) :)

      Seems I've been "in progress" for far too long. It's time I was "done" and kicking my heels up, sitting back with a glass of wine, and smiling with contentment at a job well done.

      However… "in progress" will be where I am for the next six months as I finish the inside of the house.

      Happy Day - I'm loving your little Hummingbirds - can't wait to see what they'll lead too. Hugs to you too Pam. xxoo

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  13. The Happy Whisk ain't seen nuttin, try living in a townhouse. All the amenities of a house, but none of the space between us. Not one inch. I once heard my neighbor sneeze (through the walls), and shouted bless you, and we both broke up in laughter. (At least the neighbors are cool...)

    I'd give anything for that little smattering of side-yard that I could tear up and fix all over again! And speaking of, good luck in getting it all fixed up!

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    1. Hi Beer Boys - it's great to have you stopping by!

      Ahhh… the joys of the townhouse and its adjoining walls! When I visit a gal-pal, who owns an apartment in an older building, we crack up with the noises that seep through the walls… and some are reeeaaallllly funny.

      Of course, there's the flip side when one has a neighbour that's a pain - playing their not-so-cool music too loud, or constantly walking like a herd of elephants are in the room… that's not pleasant.

      Here, I do have a nice amount of land between houses - on this side, with the concrete, it's about 11 feet between our homes. 8 on my side, 3 on theirs.

      On my east wall, I have 4 feet to my fence, and another 3 to the neighbours house. So, it's pretty good… I'm not hearing anyone flush their toilets at least. hahaha

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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