Thursday, October 27, 2011

Drainage Tiles

I realize the postings on this blog have been fewer lately. It does not mean we aren't working on the house. It just means that it is taking us awhile to do the same thing which makes the pics a bit boring. Right now we are still getting the outside ready for winter as it is fast approaching. Dave has been adding drainage tiles to the downspouts so the water will be directed away from the house. And he is digging by hand, of course. Is there any other way?

I think there are about five of these that need done. Plus, he is putting siding on the porches. We're not sure if Tyvek will hold up through two winters! He is close to finishing both, but the weather (rain) has put a stop to him working outside for awhile.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Grass and gutters!

Look at all of this nice thick lush grass!

Remember the slats my Mom was painting in the last post? Or maybe two posts ago. Well there it is, covering up the big pipe coming out of the yard for the well pump.

Pretty cool garage sale find for 20 bills huh?

And the back porch,

now looks like this. (and my pictures will not move to the left so I'm just going to go with it)

Did you notice in the last picture, and this one, we have gutters! Gutters and grass.

Lots of both!