Thursday, May 28, 2009


Nicely is an adjective I haven't use very much the last year when it came to this project. There's been delay after delay after delay and it does this horn dog's heart good to see things progressing nicely since my last update, FINALLY!

Last week, when I left you, the retaining wall was up. This is the side of the old deck that faces the lower patio on the back of the garage. Every time I'd look down there I saw the old concrete slab and the garbage pails. I didn't want to do that anymore.

What to do, what to do?

I know! Build a wall.

On this side of the old deck, I looked down at the foundation and weed covered rocks.

What to do, what to do?

I know! Build another wall!

In the upper right corner here, was just going be a railing. That's so boring, don't you think?

What to do, what to do?

I know! What do you think this is going to be?

That's right, and outdoor shower!

This is mainly there so people can shower off the chlorine and not trapes through my house to shower off like they have been doing for years.

Now it's time to put all that dirt back.

Shovel it in and pack it down.

You know, you can finally get a good idea what this things is going to look like when it's done.

We decided to put accent lighting around the outside of the retaining wall. See the small electrical boxes?

The lights will shine up on the landscaping at night. Should look really cool.

After standing back and looking at the OLD vinyl siding, it got me to thinking. It's going to look crappy against the new pool patio.

What to do, what to do?

I know, rip it all off!

What's this? The old cedar shakes! I can't leave them, now can we?

What to do, what to do?

I know! Rip them off too!

Yes, even on the back of the garage.

You can't leave the bare sheathing, now can we?

What to do, what to do?

Of course! You cover it with plastic house wrap!

This looks like crap, so we have to cover it with something, don't we?

What to do, what to do?

I guess your just going to have to wait to find out. Hehehehe!

While your waiting, how about some of my home made Greek pizza?



marcellonyc said...

Looking Awesome!!!

I love outdoor showers.

My parents just renovated their backyard and went saltwater in the pool.


PS. Food looks delicious

Dana said...

Wow! What a wonderful project!

Now, will you let me have a slice of that pizza while I lay next to the pool half-nekkid?

lime said...

that is a major redo. it will be fabulous when everything is done i am sure. glad you can finally use the word "nicely" and thanks for the pizza!

Ashly Star said...

That's looking great! I can't wait to see it finished.

That pizza looks yummy! I'm having pizza here shortly, heh. Mmm.

Happy HNT!

Libby said...

that pizza looks just perfect, after a day of work like that!

gab said...

Looking good but sure looks like lots of work.

Blither said...

STUCCO! Hee hee.

I want an out door shower! I'm so jealous. What a thought. I usually grab my hose. Hah. I'm so ghetto.


Kittie Kate said...

It's really starting to look good. Nice to have that shower outdoor too.

Misses M said...

Wow. Your backyard is going to be so awesome when all that work is done! I'm kinda jealous!

Wenchy said...

Look at you being so domestic!