Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

May 14, 2014

Postponed again!

The surgery that I was to have had on May 26 was moved up to May 12. Just as I was getting mentally ( and physically) prepared, they moved it back to the 26th. Go figure.

There were a few things that got bounced up in the priority list to make it easier on Elaine, and myself when the operation does occur. First of all, I wanted to fence the yard so that the dogs could run free. This means no more ropes to tangle up, trees to wrap around etc. this also makes it much easier to let them in and out.

I had started deck repairs involving new plywood on top, a proper railing with balusters and proper handrails for Elaine.

I wanted a two way swing gate to make it easier getting a walker in and out. This I found at UFA at a reasonable price.

I only have about 4 more bays to complete the fencing which should be about 2 days worth of work. Many thanks go to my son Andrew who stopped in to visit from Houston, Texas and who dug the post holes, very carefully. I say very carefully, because the person who developed this subdivision, laid the power line for my neighbour right on the property line! The power company basically could not tell us how deep the line was, due to liability, even though their equipment would tell them.

Anyway, here is a shot facing the front. Today, about 8 swallows looked over the bird houses. Hopefully, some will nest.
After about 4 hours work, my maximum, a hot tub at the Millar Center and 3 Advil get my back into no pain mode. Almost done! Yeah!


TexWisGirl said...

well, i am glad it gives you more time to get things done/prepared. bless you, ian.

peihome said...

Ian, they're messing with you! I'd be a nervous wreck, lol. But hey, now you have time to get more chores done!
Lovely to have the swallows checking your boxes out. We've got the tree swallows sussing ours out right now.

Jackie said...

Looking impressive Ian. Glad Andrew visited.

Buttons said...

Oh Ian it looks wonderful the dogs can run free soon and it will be so much easier for you and Elaine. All my thoughts are with you as you prepare for the surgery. Take care. Hug B

Montanagirl said...

I wouldn't mind having a privacy fence!

Texan said...

Always so much easier with doggies to have a fence! I know that will make things easier for you guys and the doggies will love being able to run loose in the yard.

Hope they get your back fixed soon! That has to be so hard doing all this work in pain.

Terry said...

Uh-oh. So sorry the back needs surgery.