Another HOT weekend. Got a half day in Friday. Jenn worked Saturday and Sunday. I was able to get 4 hours in yesterday and another 5 in today.
First off here is the patio ready to be enjoyed.
Got the rear portion of the fence wrapped up. (Hope the neighbor does not notice I land grabbed about 7 inches!
Next was on to the other leaning fence on the left side of my yard. My neighbor on the left side moved in about a year ago. She did not have her whole yard fenced so she payed a "handy man" to fence it all in. At that time she said if I took down my fence she would pay to have it rebuilt. At was busy at the time doing something on the jeep so I declined in a nice way and said I did not currently have time. She went ahead and put a fence up on her side of my fence. The great thing is that she installed it about 2 feet off my fence. My plan there was to wait a while then take mine down and gain a extra foot on that side.
Did some tree trimming and removed the entire run of my fence on that side. The poles took forever to dig out.
On all the fence demo I unscrewed and reused the majority of the old fence boards. When I started taking down that section I made a surprise discovery. The jack leg handy man who installed here new high $ fence was to lazy to make his 2x4 terminations fall on the actual post. Instead he just let them fall where did and then "spliced" them together with a tiny little piece of wood.
The only reason it has not started to bow yet is that he also installed the fence boards directly on the ground so they are carrying some of the load.
I went ahead used some 2x2's and scabbed on the tops and bottoms of the splices. They are untreated but should last as long as I will be here. I guess I could have ripped down some treaded 2x4's.. Not the best repair, but short of installing additional post at the splices it was the best I could do.
Got started putting the fence boards back up on her fence and called it quits around 6.
I got 2 full days to work next weekend and am hoping to get the rest of the fence up, make a few small repairs on the other 2 sides, and then apply a stain to it all.
Also wanted to share something else I am quite proud of that only a few here know. I was a skinny guy most of my life until 5 years ago when I blew a knee out skiing. That year I put on 40lbs and the next four years another 20lbs making my 250lbs at 6' 1". Two and a half months ago I finally decided enough was enough and went on a strict diet and exercise plan. I was really time, at 40 years old and 250 I just knew that if something did not change I would likely be a great candidate for type 2 diabetes. As of yesterday I now weigh 211, making it 39lbs in 45 days.
My goal is 190 so I still have 21 to got. No worries!!
Well that enough non jeep stuff for now. Going to bed to dream about being done the yard and installing a 360....