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Summer Vacation 2015 - trinalin thinks things through
trinalin
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Summer Vacation 2015
Phew! I haven't had a real post in this journal since Jan 1 of this year. Ah well, guess journalling isn't my thing at the mo'. However, that may change a bit in the next couple of weeks since my mother, sister, and I will be going on a trip through Great Britain. I expect we'll have lots of fun. :-)

But summer has started for us (despite it still officially being spring) since school let out on May 22nd!!! I haven't gotten much biking or hiking in this season (only twice for each - eep!) but have been enjoying my time off quite a bit. And I've done my duty as a "responsible home owner" (yeah right) and had my tumbling down fence replaced.

So that's what this post will be about - Out with the Old, and In with the New!

Neglect, I has you!
I really hadn't noticed how poorly my back fence was doing till I started mowing last year. Whoops! Neglect, I has you!

It's really shabby.
It's really shabby compared to the neighbor's more recently created fence.

The fence guys start taking the old fence down.
The fence guys start taking the old fence down. Turns out it was installed in sections.

The new fence posts have been installed.
The new fence posts have been installed. The rest of the fence is installed the following day once the post cement has settled, or something. That's a view of my neighbor's back yard that I've never seen before.

The mulberry tree is now just a stump.
The mulberry tree is now just a stump. And I've brushed stump killer on it - DIE STUMP! DIE! (I taped a warning sign up for the little kids who were hanging around that area earlier in the day.) I especially like the bits of mulberry tree that are now a permanent addition to the neighbor's fence. (Actually, no idea if my predecessor or their predecessor installed that chain link fence. At least with my behind the house neighbor, I was able to ask if it had been her mother or my predecessor who'd put the fence in.)

The fence dudes installing the new fence!
The fence dudes installing the new fence! Whee! (I tried to figure out why this photo had a different aspect ratio than all my others. Turns out I took this while I was filming the dudes installing the fence. The aspect ratio for video with my phone is different than the ratio with my photographs.)

I can has new fence? Yes, I can has!
I can has new fence? Yes, I can has! In October, I need to stain the sucker. Will have to ponder what color I want to stain it. (And I'll ask my backdoor neighbor what color he wants his side stained since the fence dudes recommended staining both sides if/when I do it.)

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rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: June 7th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the way your neighborhood looks. I don't know when David and I will be coming to Ohio, but I can't wait to see it in person.

And congrats on your new fence! You're such a good neighbor to ask what color they want their side stained. :)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: June 8th, 2015 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Hopefully your trip isn't in the next three weeks, cuz then we'd miss each other! But once I'm back from Britain, I have no other travel plans for the summer. Unless it's to Columbus or something to see you. :-)

My behind the house neighbor is the brother of the lady I'd asked last year about whether her mum or Dorothe (the lady who owned my house originally) put up the fence. When my neighbor got remarried and moved to her new hubby's farm, her brother bought the family homestead. I haven't seen him since I was a kid! Hell, if he knocked on my door right now, I'd (a) be scared shitless cuz it's nearly 10pm and (b) not recognize him. Heh.

Funny thing is that their youngest sister is just 1 week (exactly) younger than I. And she's one of the secretaries at work. We were "just around the corner" neighbors growing up. And older sis was my baby sitter at least once in my life (she's 10 years our senior). Ah, small town living. Ain't nothing quite like it!
gregmce From: gregmce Date: June 9th, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely a good call on replacing the fence! And I hereby say, get out on that bicycle before the vacation! You'll appreciate all the extra endurance built up before you start walking all over merry olde England. ;)
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