Monday, December 2, 2019

augers at dawn

The good news is, our fence is in the process of being fixed / replaced.  The bad news is that it came down in the first place.

In our housing development, we all have these crappy wooden fences, as seen in the background of this recent pic from Thanksgiving day:

The fences or portions of them need replacing quite regularly.  We had a big old wind storm on Friday night. Max gusts of about 80 mph.  The entire north length of our fence - the one in the pic - didn't survive.

We share that side of fence with the neighbors to our north.  I went out Saturday morning to assess the carnage and found the neighbor and one of his adolescent kids out there taking down measurements and looking very industrious.

By the end of the day on Saturday, neighbor man and two boys had popped in 4 new posts, and by Sunday, they had a couple more posts and several slats replaced.   It seems they saw the downed fence as a wonderful bonding opportunity.  Well, I'm certainly not one to interfere with a bonding opportunity!  We did provide some cement for the posts, but other than that, they've literally done all the heavy lifting and provided all materials.  We'll cover a good portion of the moolah.

In the meantime, I've been putting up a few fresh coats of paint inside our house, and today, some guys came and installed new carpeting in three bedrooms. 

Paint fumes + new carpet fumes = I'm probably high right now.


ShadowRun300 said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving! Nice to see you’re still trottin’, despite your crazy weather! And a very respectable finish too! I’m impressed.
We had some strong winds around here as well, but nothing like your 80 mile per hour winds. Sheesh! No wonder your poor fence couldn’t survive.
My least favorite thing about moving was getting our old place ready for new owners. Sounds like you’re in the throes of that right now. Fun for you?

Chatty Crone said...

Leaving your old home in good shape!♥

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Abby when do you plan on selling?
Moving somewhere warm? Or just around town? Nosey aren't I?
That was so nice of them to do that work on your fence. I love good neighbors. Hard to find for certain.

Abby said...

SR300, nothing like deciding to sell a house and looking at it with fresh eyes. Ew.

Sandie, there's always room for improvement!

Peggy, the house will be listed in a couple of weeks, we've already signed with a realtor. Moving to another town in Colorado - THIS WEEK😲. Stay tuned...

Morgan Cartwright said...

I can only imagine the paint fumes and the carpet glue smell :)

Those crazy winds moved into Kansas City Saturday night. Things were flying everywhere!

I'm glad your neighbor took it as a bonding opportunity. I bet the kiddos had a little bit of fun with it.