Sunday, June 05, 2011


I need to take pictures of al I've accomplished in the last few days. I've been a workin' fool. This ol' body is a-squawkin'.

I've been working on getting the front planting bed in shape. That day trip to Palm Springs inspired me. I bought 1,500 pounds of nice 2-3 inch river pebbles. So far I've used about 2/3 of the truckload. I'll probably need more to do the second planting bed in front of the kitchen window. I edged the bed with concrete edgers and lined it with landscape cloth. I've got one layer of rocks down and it looks like I'll have enough to put down a second. I have lots of plants already, but today I went to Louie's and bought a few more. It's all nice, deserty stuff. Ken and Sherri are giving me a fountain they don't anymore. I'll put that in the front corner of the bed. I'm pleased with the progress.

I think it'll all cost around $500 by the time I'm done. Two front planting beds, front porch patio, and fix the lawn. Then my neighbors won't be worried about their property values. When I'm ready to do my big cement project I can re-use that river rock. It feels good to get some things done.