You’re all probably sick of hearing about taking down our garden wall and, we’re definitely sick of cleaning hundreds of bricks. You can catch up on what we’ve done so far here.
It feels like we’ve been at it for months on end – oh wait, we have! Well, I’m sure you’ll be glad to hear that it’s finally done! Don’t start getting to excited though, you’re not going to be seeing any pretty pictures of a nice new wall yet.
This is what our garden now looks like – or should I say the space where wall should be…
… because it’s finally gone! I was starting to doubt we’d ever finish taking it down. As you can tell, we didn’t stop with just the wall, as we’ve also started to remove some of the tarmac that covers most of the garden.
Now, normal people would have probably hired some kind of breaker, but we decided that it was money that we could easily save by putting just a bit a lot of muscle power. Luckily the tarmac was in a really bad condition and was fairly easy to break up, but it did take some serious work to do.
The ugly and rusty driveway gate and concrete gate post obviously had to go, too. The concrete foundation of the gate post was really, really heavy! Jan and one of our amazing neighbours could just about lift it out of the hole.
For now we’ve loosely laid a row of bricks into the trench that we’ve dug for the foundation of the new wall. After all we don’t want people walking past to fall into the big hole along the side of our property boundary.
As Jan broke up the tarmac, I’m the lucky one who’s allowed to shovel everything into the skip. Yep, it’s all fun and games around here!
That’s what we we’re up to this weekend! What we’re you up to? Hopefully you were having a bit more fun than us!