What's new with you my friends?
I've been away
But have no fear,
the work goes on
and my man
continues to amaze me with his
While the weather was lovely,
he started on the patio retaining wall.
Here are a few scenes from
Side One of The Great Wall...
These pictures do not in any way capture
the endless thinking, planning, plotting
heaving, tamping, sitting
that took place .
Isn't it looking fabulous dahling?
I really do not know how he knows how to do this kind of thing...
but he does.
He had it in his head the whole time.
And now there it is, ready to hold back the dirt
and I cannot wait til planting season when
I can get my hands down in that dirt!
A craftsman admires his progress.
Unfortunately, this man has a habit of
working way too hard and long at a time,
and at the end of the day
managed to his loose his balance,
twist his bad knee, bang up his hip
and knock a hole in his head.
It all worked out great in the end
because we had a whole passel of guests
on the way,
and I needed him to rest up for that.
Since the stones are so heavy,
I didn't get involved in the rock wall building.
I was just kidding about the whole bon bon thing,
I was really busy doing other things...
admiring Grandpa's new grass...
Documenting the comings and goings
is a big job...
Hard work, but
somebody's got to do it!