Do you remember what you were doing one year ago today? Here is what we were up to.
This is what our backyard looked like one year ago today. It was a misty and very cold day. There was ice on all of the trees and bushes. This is also the day our pool got started. This was not the ideal day to start this project. It was also not the day to have to get up, get dressed and go stand outside at sunrise.
This is the view from an upstairs window. That is my husband and the pool installers measuring out the exact location of the pool. This made me the most nervous because once it was started we could not decide to move it back a little or over a little. I was so worried about making a BIG mistake here. Of course, The Man of the House didn't/wouldn't make ANY of these decisions, he left them all up to me. He is too business minded and cannot visualize things (his words). I was ready to call the whole thing off at this point..... too much pressure!
The digging started.... too late to turn back now!
About an hour later this is what I saw.... you can't tell from the picture but the mound of "dirt" was almost as tall as our house (two stories). As you can see, we do not have dirt here, it is all red clay. (YUCK) Red clay, wet weather and four Saint Bernard paws.....not the greatest combination!!
The Man of the House had his hands full dealing with this all day. And this is what I was dealing with.............
Princess #1 had her wisdom teeth removed that morning! She was either sleeping or giggling because of the meds she was taking. She remembers nothing and slept through the sounds of the dump trucks and back hoes.
There was a lot of progress in one day.
The view from the back porch...
About a week later.....