Sunday, April 19, 2009

140 trees

My order from the conservation district came in on Friday, over 140 trees. Pines, Oaks, maples, poplars, Redbuds, Dogwood, etc. Luckily I had help planting them, my dad, Nick, Jen and I got most of them in the ground Friday night. I finished up the rest over the weekend, they are all staked and the last thing to do will be to wrap them in chicken wire so the rabbits and deer don't eat them. I chose mostly fast growing trees, some of the poplars grow 4-5' per year, the Maples and White Pines should grow a couple feet per year, and the Oaks maybe a foot or so.

Doesn't look like much when they are all wrapped and in the cart, but there is 140+ trees there.

The boys lending a hand.

Here's a row of White Pines along my back property line that my dad planted. They are about 18"-24" tall.

Hurry up and grow!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kids Playset

Christine has been wanting a playset for the boys, so when she found a used one on Craigslist for a decent price, she sent me to go get it. Nick and I went and partially disassembled it so it would fit in my truck & trailer and some in Nicks truck. When we got it home it was pretty easy to put back together as we had left all of the main pieces intact. The boys enjoy it so far, even though its still a little chilly out. Hopefully they play on it this summer. In the meantime I'm still making some progress on the bathroom, just nothing that has provided any interesting photos.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pink and Green

Remember that bathroom I was putting in upstairs? Yeah, its been awhile since I worked on it, but in the last week I've been able to get a little bit accomplished. I started off by putting up plastic sheeting vapor barrier on all the walls. Then I put up 1/2" pink foam insulation. Last up goes the drywall, actually green board in this case, its designed to be moisture resistant to prevent mildew or damage from too many steamy baths. If my mom was decorating, she wouldn't have been able to bring herself to cover up the pink walls!

Here's looking up at the ceiling, the oval cut out is for the inset dome.

The first green board sheet goes up on the wall.
One wall down, three to go.

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