When we moved into the house, about a year ago, the backyard looked kind of like this:
Looking at this picture now, it really looks kind of empty (where are the little garden boxes and well... our stuff?), but basically it looks more or less the same now. Our house borders on apartments with a parking lot, and this cute, but short (!) vinyl fence doesn't exactly provide a whole lot of privacy. In other words, putting a new fence up has been high on our list ever since we bought the house. But last year we were focused on remodeling the inside, and then the rain came, and you pretty much can't do anything out here when the rain comes. But now, we're at the perfect time of year to tackle a project like this; hence we have gone into fence mode (like building the accordion fence wasn't enough!)
We want to put up a 6 feet high cedar fence. This should provide so much more privacy, and make the backyard ten times more useable I think. In other words, I can't wait for the new fence to be up! And, since we just love to start new projects (aka create more trouble for ourselves!) we're planning on taking this fence down ourselves, without any machinery. That means getting these cement-grounded fence posts out by hand, with an iron rod and some backbreaking moves (yay!) Once that's done, we're going to build our fence and also make a gate for the back, so we can park our -66 mustang and create a cozy home for it on the backside of the shed (in other words, a place where we can take it apart at some point and restore it, and also drive it in and out without issues!)
The other day we got our delivery of wood.
It's quite a lot of wood, in fact.
So now, this is going to be old-fence-demolishing-and-new-fence-building central for the coming week or two. Am I excited? Yes! (I want that fence up!) Do I have the freezer full of food to sustain us and any willing helpers? Yes! (12 shredded pork burritos, 4 bean & cheese burritos and the components for 4 falafel-sandwich etc...) What else do you need? You can get a long way on excitement and a freezer full of food. Let's build a fence!