He Destroyed My Bathroom!

He Destroyed My Bathroom!

Overhauling the second bathroom was definitely an item that was on the To Do List. It wasn't necessarily at the top though. So why now? Well, we are super lucky that one of our good friends, Jon, is kinda an expert on this stuff. The Engineer and I met Jon and his wife, Melanie, in college and the four of us have have remained super close since! 

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Removing the (oh so ugly) chain link fance

Removing the (oh so ugly) chain link fance

You guys! We got rid of the chain link fence! Do you know how excited I am?! I don't. think. you. do. That's ok though :) I'm so so so excited. The chain link fence with its green privacy slats was such an eye sore for me. The fence along the back and on the opposite side of the house are both wood, so it was out of place on top of being ugly.

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Creating the Dirt Pit

Creating the Dirt Pit

The back yard is definitely moving in the right direction, which really means that it is looking more and more terrible. Gulp. You really do have to make things worse before making them better. Our backyard has been going through quite the journey…we had the Irrigation Well Revival and We Moved the Fence.

Our next step was to pretty much remove, kill, or demolish anything and everything that was left. Ha! In order to get ready for our sod delivery we had to kill the existing weeds, remove the shell path (that was unnecessarily wide), till the yard, fertilize, and level it. No big deal, right?

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Yard Demolition

Yard Demolition

Per the original agenda for house work, the yard was going to be left to rot away until some major things in the house were accomplished. I suggested this mainly because once you put some work into your yard, it then requires regular attention to maintain it. I thought since the yard was already deteriorating we would be better to redo some things inside the house that, once completed, we didn't have to spend any more time on upkeep. Those projects would simply be done.

That looks great on paper and sounds pretty logical but when your yard looks like this…

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