The fence guys only had a couple of hours of work left so they were gone probably shortly after 10 a.m.
Last night I was thinking . . if I asked y’all to draw what you think our fence looks like, everyone would probably draw something totally different because my descriptions were so crazy and it’s so hard to take pictures without getting neighbors’ houses in there. Where’s that 45 acres when I need it??
Here are a few pictures that might give you a better idea (like anyone cares!) but I think even the wonky front area turned out really nice.
Let’s see that wonky front area first.
Here it is looking from the outside. Probably hard to see but it goes down to Vince’s shop just outside the second window so both those windows got included inside the fence. It starts at the house and ended up being about 2′ from the a/c unit so that’s good. Then it turns, goes towards the back, turns again, and then there’s a gate and then it goes back to Vince’s shop. I don’t think it looks bad at all. No one really sees that side anyway.
Here’s what it loos like up near the stairs from inside the fence.
Another view from inside the fence.
Here’s where the fence picks up again on the back side of the shop. You can see the neighbor’s shop back there behind ours.
The fence goes across the back, down the north side of the lot, then back to the house. You can see the two windows right there on the ground that I had wanted included in the fence. The fence was going to go just to the back corner of the house and we kept talking about it and moved that part of the fence up to include those windows.
The fence makes such a difference in making me feel like we’re “home” and not living out in the middle of a football stadium with spectators. I know . . no one looks at us, no one cares what we’re doing but now we have privacy. I told Vince today – of the things we’ve done, except for the gas stove, this makes the most difference to me.
Next project – the basement family room doesn’t have a ceiling fan so Vince ordered one of those just now and he’ll get that put up. I’m hoping for more raised beds. I keep mentioning a chicken coop. Vince pretends he doesn’t even hear me . . I don’t see me ever getting chickens but I can continue to hope.