Saturday, July 19, 2008


Yep, it's busted.

First broken bone in 20 years, fourth ever.

#1 - 1987: Non-displaced fracture of the right mandibular ramus. (Broken jaw)

#2 - 1988: Green fracture of the left radius (broken wrist)

#3 - 1988: Spiral fracture of the left tibia (broken leg)

#4 - 2008: Displaced fracture of distal phalanx of the fourth finger. (Broken left pinky)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Another Rock Wall

The second retaining wall project around my driveway came to a close this past weekend. I spent lots of time in the sun, and a bit of time transporting a ton of rocks in the trunk of my car (literally a ton, in two trips). I back filled as I went and leveled out the hill, so the rocks had something to retain.

Here are the numbers:

4 tons of rocks
2 yards of fill
3 yards of top soil
100 lbs of class 2 base
10 potted plants/flowers
1 sunburned back

Still need to get 200 or so square feet of sod, but the heavy lifting is done.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Midway update

Time for an update on the driveway rocks. They're coming along, but slowly. I haven't been able to get more rocks for a couple weeks because of the hours the landscape place is open and I don't want to pay the $55 delivery fee for $140 in materials. Anyway, here's where it's at.


Midway point:

Kinda hard to tell from the pics, but the hill has been raised quite a bit. previously the yard sloped down from the property line to the driveway, but now it levels off at the top of the short retaining wall. I used my entire compost/mulch pile in back to fill it in plus three yards of dirt.

Eventually there will be plants/flowers among the rocks, and grass and border plants on top... Hope to get another load of rocks this weekend and put them in!