Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A new fence for the front yard...

Thanks to the help of Chris Sexton, Danny K, Ricky Rick, and Jon Halfway I was able to get this sweet fence up before I leave to go to Africa. My wife and Emily Alden also get props for driving to Lowes with a trailer to pick up extra pieces...

I was worried about it looking like "stay away from my stuff" but i think it looks rather pleasant. With Jeff's kids and the new puppy it should prove itself very useful.

The only glitch was when I kinda, ahhmmmm, cut the cable, phone, and Internet line with a chainsaw (while removing a stump out of the line of the fence.) But Jon Gould had one of his employees come over today and hook it back up. Jon Gould has magical powers!!!! I even got the line buried back (if I can only remember next time I am using a chainsaw where I buried it...)

Thanks fellas for the help. Couldn't have done it without you. I finished it up today around 11:15am. No way I could have done it by myself.

Here's some pics of the final project.

view #1
look at that straightness...

from straight on... (yes that is my finger in the top left)

the doggy area...

the view from the front porch...

other direction...

Mr. Gould even assisted my in getting the bannister back up on the porch...

Okay.. that's all for now. It is now time to pack for Africa.

peace,

-J

8 comments:

Jon said...

I wonder if that is the first time a chainsaw has been blaring at 9:30 - 10:00 at night around Idlewild?

EMILY said...

i bet not... but the fence looks great!!

Jon said...

i don't know, don't sell idlewild short. there may have been

Shannon Smith said...

I think she was saying "i bet [it was] not [the first time a chainsaw has been blaring at 9:30 - 10:00 at night around Idlewild]".

Bernie said...

Nice work. That looks great, man. And still inviting.

Patrick said...

please tell me that isn't a Dix 306 sign in your front yard. why jason, why?!

oh and that's a beautiful fence

Shannon Smith said...

Well, the pictures finally work for me. the fence looks good. Sorry that I couldn't be a part of the "Kingdom" building.

Have fun in the motherland. I'll miss you.

amy h. said...

why won't the pictures work for me. :(