19 July 2009

Front Garden: Oh Crap

You know that feeling just after you've worked your way into the seat on a roller coaster and the safety bar closes down, latching you in for good? Well, adrenaline aside, that's what it kinda feels like after removing the brick walkway up front.



The power of Craigslist is strong. I put an add up there for free patio bricks for whoever would take them away and, whamo, gone in one day! Free labor and everyone is happy. Awesome.



Now, I just have to remove a few pesky bricks with mortar along the edges (me and my sledgehammer will enjoy that), and I have to figure out what to do with all that underlying sand. Another Craigslist freebee? A sand garden in the making? Hmmm. In the meantime, all the local neighborhood cats have got themselves one big fancy circular litter box.

6 comments:

luksky said...

Wish I had seen the add for the bricks on Craigslist. :-)

Lee said...

Want some sand? ;-)

TexasDeb said...

To start in all this heat - I am impressed, I tells ya. Good luck getting rid of the sand.

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

Lee, I do indeed know that oh crap feeling! I also know how useful Craigslist can be: offer something for free and you'll usually have takers. When I wanted to take out the last of the grass on the south side of my front yard, I posted it on Craigslist: free sod, you dig. It was gone by that night (which led inevitably to an oh crap moment, LOL).

Pam/Digging said...

Hah! I had that same feeling when I hired guys to dig out the grass where my new pond was to go. And then the dirt circle just sat there for months on end...

Not to worry! It'll all get done eventually. And I'm sure it'll be wonderful, just like your back garden.

Mel said...

I miss that crazy walkway already :( I know whatever you replace it with will be fabulous, but I was always very fond of the crop-circle-ish aura of your front yard.