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Old 05-15-2017, 05:49 PM
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We have been busting our asses getting the pool area, the back yard back in shape.

We had a large oak just making a huge mess of the house, pool cage and yard. It was too close to the house and pool (hanging over it) and it had to go.

Between tearing doing the old fence (wife did 95% of that because I had surgery), having a new one installed, pressure washing, raking, new flower beds, cleaning the old rock in the beds, repairs to the bed lights, cleaning the pool and spa, repair fiber optic pool and spa lights, ordered a new spa cover, filters for the spa and pool. Shit was stacking up because we fish.

I put the yard guy on notice to do something with the yard (sod) where the tree has just sucked the goodie out of the soil and killed the grass.

The place is looking good again thanks to that damn tree being cut down. We have been back to our old routine every night in the pool and spa (mostly the spa), Man did we miss using it. It feels good to see the fruits of your labor but sad we let it get like that. She has been on me to do something about it.... Waited about 6 months to long.

We had two trees cut down. The one in the back yard we could not get the stump grinder to it. So she got creative. The one in the front side yard we had ground down.
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Sounds like you're wipped.

Pic of wife as you know.
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My spa (hot tub) has been out of order for around 7 years (long story). I started repairs on pumps and piping last year and every time I fix one thing I find another thing defective.

I think I now need just a new heater and repair on a junction of circulation pipes.
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I went after a little "drips every once in a while" leak in a pipe coming out of the concrete slab on the lanai today. Long story short, after 4 hours with an air chisel, diamond blade in a grinder and a lot of BFFI with a 2# drill hammer I finally got to the sand below so I can cut out the bad spot and replace it. I only broke one other pipe. Not bad for an old guy.
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We have been busting our asses getting the pool area, the back yard back in shape.

We had a large oak just making a huge mess of the house, pool cage and yard. It was too close to the house and pool (hanging over it) and it had to go.

Between tearing doing the old fence (wife did 95% of that because I had surgery), having a new one installed, pressure washing, raking, new flower beds, cleaning the old rock in the beds, repairs to the bed lights, cleaning the pool and spa, repair fiber optic pool and spa lights, ordered a new spa cover, filters for the spa and pool. Shit was stacking up because we fish.

I put the yard guy on notice to do something with the yard (sod) where the tree has just sucked the goodie out of the soil and killed the grass.

The place is looking good again thanks to that damn tree being cut done. We have been back to our old routine every night in the pool and spa (mostly the spa), Man did we miss using it. It feels good to see the fruits of your labor but sad we let it get like that. She has been on me to do something about it.... Waited about 6 months to long.

We had two trees cut down. The one in the back yard we could not get the stump grinder to it. So she got creative. The one in the front side yard we had ground down.

Sounds like my house. Grass cutting, bush trimming, lawn machine maintenance and putting in a new bathroom. I'll be darned! Nobody got the memo. I'm 70 and retired. Sorry. Gotta go, she wants the car washed.
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I feel your pain, we're in the last stages of our entire house being remodeled. I'm doing all of the work and ready for the end.

Tore out a load bearing wall, put 3 lam beams in attic to support. This opens our living and kitchen rooms up. Full gut to studs, and re-insulate, sheet rock and full house rewire.

I've got asphalt drive being laid any day now.

The rooms are about to be primed tomorrow night, and once I trim them it's the final stage of gutting the kitchen. Put in island bar, completely rearrange kitchen layout and then paint. We're ready to be done.

Not to mention fishing season is here.
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Paint the house.

Treat decks again.

More brush clearing and trimming.

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