Monday, October 5, 2009

New Limestone Project

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     No, I am not putting in a bowling alley.  This is an area , where my husband barbecues ,that is very barren.  It is one of those out of sight, out of mind places in my yard.

     With help, I tackled it today.  A load of 3 yards of crushed limestone arrives tomorrow.  This area will connect with the area I did back in early summer.

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 100_0937     This is the most cost effective solution, to cover a large space, that I could find.  A yard of crushed limestone is $60.  This is a large area that is completely hidden from the regular areas of our yard.

     Now for the disadvantages.  In our yard, you can literally rake up leaves in one direction, while more are falling directly behind you. You can almost hear them laughing. 

     This is what limestone looks like sprinkled with leaves.

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     If this kind of thing bothers you, I do not recommend this option.  Here is how I feel: sometimes it bothers me and sometimes it doesn’t.  Once the rocks have settled and feel ‘packed’, you can easily use a leaf blower.

     Now I just need to hope my husband doesn’t notice a LARGE dump truck pulling into the backyard. Remember his “No more projects line?”

     Laura- signing off- living life on the edge.

18 comments:

susan said...

That's an impressive grill! Your husband won't notice as long as he's not the one who spreads the pea gravel :) Let us see the finished "nonproject" project!

Cindy said...

I like it! And, I've grown to live and let live and embrace imperfection. You also mentioned that once it's more settled....leaf blower. Great job!

Preppy 101 said...

You're amazing! It's gonna be lovely!! xoxo

lynn'sgarden said...

LoL, Laura! I thought it was a Slip N Slide! Nicely accomplished! Hope you're not too sore today :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also look forward to seeing the finished project - sounds like it is going to be pretty. Looks like he does some serious grilling!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the BBQ area. It is fabulous. We use a lot of rock in the desert, so I would like it. I can't wait to see the end results. Hugs, Marty

Vickie said...

Laura - non-project well done! Send us a picture. I like the idea. I have a couple of areas that could use some limestone gravel, too, altho I don't know if it would stay up on top of our sandy soil. Whadaya think? Would it sink into the sand?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the finished "no more projects" project! I may have to barge in at some point, neighbor!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Farmchick said...

This is kind of funny, because the leaves would bother me sometimes! But, actually I think it looks great. Love the grill....

donna baker said...

Oh, my back!

trash talk said...

I have never, in my entire life, met anyone who thinks tackling a load of limestone is just a "project"! Girl, I bow to your determination and "git up and go" attitude!
Debbie

Deb said...

you go girl...can't wait to see finished product

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Wow, my back hurts just looking at your "project". I would call it an undertaking cause it may require an undertaker. ;o)

Really enjoyed my visit to your blog...LOVED your grandmother post. I too had a Mam-Mah & like your's, her impact continues to be made because as a grandmother myself, I emulate her.

The Texas Woman said...

It will be impressive! I'm just glad I can sit this project out.

cher

Cindy said...

Hi Laura, You can delete this from your comments if you wish...I posted the answer on my blog too. Didn't have your e mail so am answering you here too.
Single tasking obviously is the opposite of multi tasking. But, the reason is that there was a time in my life that I was running around with loads of activities and anxiety. I wasn't LIVING life...I wasn't a human being...I was a human doing. We had a family member end up in treatment and a counselor told me that my assignment for that next week was to do ONE thing at a time. If I had laundry to fold...JUST fold laundry and finish that job and move on to one other job. It's helped me keep the focus on living my own life and doing my own things...has lots to do with my recovery in Al Anon.
Then, the solitude/isolation. Durning those stressfilled times of my life (the running around like a chicken with my head cut off) I also became so depressed that I isolated...but it was a miserable lonely feeling. I didn't go anywhere or do anything our of anxiety and depression. Now that I've found recovery, I'm happy to be alone and am comfortable doing it. To sit quietly alone and watch the sunset...to be comfortable with my own self and thoughts. Again, being in the moment, "being present".
This may not make sense...but I wanted to reply to you before I forgot!
cindyrolfs@aol.com if you have questions.

October 6, 2009 2:22 PM

ceekay said...

Wow...your are a strong woman to shovel all that rock. I know, cuz I have done it (in the past!!) Thanks for coming by again and I am so glad you like my blog! Visit anytime!!

My Shabby Rose Cottage said...

Laura,
Where did you get the limestone in McAllen? I would love to get some!

Linda

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