Friday, September 13, 2013

WATER BEFORE THE FOUNTAIN


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

right?


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
tee hee


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
"whew"

got that part done

stay tuned! the project has just moved past the dream stage!

7 comments:

Laurie said...

wow that was a close one!

NanaDiana said...

OH MY GOSH! I can't wait to see this all done- it's an amazing project! xo Diana

Hi, I'm Heather said...

You really are creating a magnificent home, Gina. This is going to be gorgeous!!

I can just hear the sound of the water from the fountain and the gravel underfoot (one of my favourite sounds in the world).

Hugs

Geneva said...

That fountain is going to be stunning. I'm also impressed with the oilfield fill gravel ... It looks great! Loved your COOL help too. You guys are Awesome!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Have you bitten your nails down to the quick?

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Oh I'm not sure I would have been able to watch that go through the hole in the wall without holding my hands to my face and squealing:)
The garden is really looking beautiful. X

Maureen Wyatt said...

All I can say is Oh My Gosh look at her amazing fountain!