Gate is 99.9% Complete

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Okay, okay. I neglected to factor in the recent daylight savings time change. The project got stretched out over a couple weeks. I even took a half-day off last week to wrap up the first half of the build. I finished the main gate build this past Sunday and it’s looking passable! After a small …

Gate Update

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I took a half-day from work on Monday of this week to continue the gate project. It was cool and rainy out, so why not build stuff in the rain, right? So the Titan Post Anchor seems to be holding up nicely. And shame on me: there’s a small detail about the post anchors that …

Gate Plans

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So Erin and I adopted a dog from Operation Kindness and he is a lovely little devil. And up to this point, we have left our fence in its current state. Because we did not require a completely gated-in back yard, we left it open on one side. And it has been great… up to …

Fence Progress – March 24, 2011

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Willie and Martín arrived yesterday and did some fence post work. Since we’re building our fence up against the neighbor’s falling-down janky fence, we have to pre-stain some of the wood. That’s where I come in to play! I helped pre-stain last night’s fence posts and followed up on the already-cemented posts, staining the remaining …

Fence Update – March 21, 2011

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We have contracted with Erin’s co-workers (who work full-time jobs, so they work when they can) to build a fence. I will post pictures as work continues over the next few weeks. Hopefully, we’ll have it completed sooner than later. Since we’re using our part-time contractors, the project will take longer. However, I’m hoping that …