Sunday, March 07, 2010

Another Weekend, Another Project

Last year we dismantled the old wooden deck and sidewalk behind the garage replaced it with concrete.  Before they poured the slab I connected some drain pipe to one that stopped at the edge of the wooden deck and ran it across the back of the garage to just outside our fence.  In doing so it helped to relieve some minor flooding on a sidewalk.  But my plans were to continue the pipe ninety feet to the street and place a pop-up head for the water to flow out at the edge of the curb and on to the street.

Well we got a guy to do it yesterday and just in time.  There's an 80% chance of rain tomorrow.  Hopefully, it will be enough to check out the new drain.

This is one of those projects we wish we had done twenty years ago.  Now it's done and I shouldn't have worry about it anymore.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to finish up Judy's new plant potting stand and the counter behind the garage.  I've built the frame and louvered cedar doors and now I'm ready to install porcelain tile on top of both.  We bought the tile and probably would have started tomorrow except for the rain.  I'll just work on another project inside. 

There's always something to do around here.

A few days later...

Take a look at what we did.

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