When you're in the beginning of a long term renovation of a house
AND a yard...
just because you know what you want doesn't always mean
you get what you know you want
Our dream was an old world fountain to go in the
side yard garden
something similar to the above
with our fountain project I truly became aware of how isolated we really are
in the northeast corner of the Texas Panhandle.
by the time we found our fountain
we had already built our rock walls and fence
which led to some real issues
like that the kid who sold us the fountain told us it weighed around 300 pounds
make that 3000!
I'm guessing the tall part weighs 300
but first things first...
(does it seem like we always have a pile of something to you?
man it does to me!)
while we were waiting on finding a fountain
we just made the best use of the space and the extra stone we had
for our veggie and herb garden
after the fountain was delivered from Amarillo and sat in our driveway for 2 months
(does it always seem like we have stuff in our driveway to you?
remember the bathtub on the Been's wedding day?)
while we tried to figure out how we were going to get it from point A to point B...
....came the man chore of filling in the path with pea gravel
our pea gravel is really oilfield fill gravel for rigs
not completely different that what you might see in France
we, mostly he...laid the tarp, rearranged the rock and shoveled in the gravel
with a wheelbarrow because our gates are too small for anything but that
our help was beyond cool!
and so the time comes
for the heroes of the day to appear
with just the right size of equipment
one to remove the gate
one to guide the way
one to take the pictures
and all to say
got that part done
stay tuned! the project has just moved past the dream stage!