Friday, October 16, 2009

Desperate Yard Crashers - Part 1

If you are a fan of DIY Network, you will understand the combo title of my post. Before our pool was actually completed, my husband, who is my own personal Ahmad Hassan, began the sod replacement and flagstone bed preparation.

Here is the blank slate.

The sod, flagstone, and good Oklahoma sandy loam await our blood, sweat, and tears.

Hubby carted many loads of dirt and personally laid all the sod, because the rolls of fescue were too heavy for my daughter and me to lift.

I am a weak wuss, but my daughter was a trooper, filling the wheelbarrow with load after load of dirt to be dumped into the bed for the flagstone and to build up the corner for a flower bed. I think I moved two loads of dirt, total, before I was wiped out.

Finally the dirt and sod were removed from the driveway, and my yardgirl attempts to leave before we make her do more back-breaking work.

Remember the relocated crepe myrtle? It now has a new home.

Hubby installed stairs from the deck to the flagstone.

The flagstone is being properly laid by a landscape company, but it has been delayed due to daily rain. Part 2 will reveal more fun and games.


  1. Linda, this project has turned out beautifully! How much fun you are going to have relaxing by your very own pool.

  2. Congratulations on you new pool. I found your blog through another Oklahoma blog. I don't know what I'd do with my handsome husband either. He builds all my projects with a little help from me.~~Dee


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