03.25.15 Final dirt grading!

love of god I am behind on my blogging, so much is happening and I’m pretty worn out!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – What a day this has been!

The day finally arrived for the final grading. That means we no longer see the infamous culvert and hope to never see it again!  The difficult to walk down back hill is now graded and much easier to navigate. The three piles of dirt in the back yard are history! The septic tank is much more covered so it’s not as obvious. The RV pad is at its correct height filled with gravel. The parking space in front of ourtoday i choose to be happy because i can RV has been doubled to accommodate visits. The driveway for the house was extended to past the back of the house to make it easier to get in the back door with groceries or whatever! The landscaping can be done, getting all the bushes off the RV patio and into the ground around the house.  The grass seed can be spread!

We moved Dora out to the street so the dozer could have room to do it’s thing.  We also sat outside with our contractor most of the day watching the work being done.  At the end of the day our pockets were much more empty but our yard looks beautiful and even.

Ronnie’s contracting work here is done now.  He’s been a fabulous contractor with his guidance and all his subcontractors.  We appreciate all the great care he took of us and the expertise he s1620975_714387978591656_942445942_nhowed throughout the whole process.  We could never have done this without him.

After that was done Roy and I went to Lowe’s and stocked up on grass seed, mucho many bags of top soil and brown mulch (never have figured out why people would buy the black or red mulch).  Tomorrow, Thursday, will be landscaping and grass seed spreading day. This is probably our last step in the whole process, other than watering the seeds every day until we leave so they will germinate and grow well.

Now to get a good renter!!

Here are pictures of some of the dirt work.  I took tons of pictures and really want to show them all.  I am including 20 pictures today in this post.  I’ll create a second post of just pictures with the rest.  Feel free to skip most if you want but I know some folks will want to see every one of them and I want to be able to look back at all of them at some point in the future.

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The huge dump truck delivering the first of the dirt
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One of the first loads being shoved across the culvert!
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Part of the culvert covered
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Roy’s plan B. In addition to these cables hooked to a long pole down in the ground there is rebarb through each stack of concrete.
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The area where the electric company dug is now graded and ready for grass to grow.
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Back yard being graded – the piles of dirt are still there
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Back yard grading – dirt mounds are gone
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Roy dragging dirt nearer to the fence side of the culvert
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Ronnie and Roy checking out the dirt at the fence end of the culvert
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The covered culvert from the pond end.

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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