Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Friday, April 30, 2010

A new project: The Beginning

Mike begins a new project. We are putting an above ground pool in. As you know, he is a big do-it-yourselfer. Yes this area is on the side of a hill as is all of our property.

He begins to mark off a level area.

Landscape timbers will mark the boundary and hold in the new dirt.

Because we live on red clay dirt, breaking up the soil is a hard task by hand. Mike tills and chops and labors for a few days on his own. By the time he gets an area broken up, the dirt turns to brick because of the hot sun. Then a very nice neighbor volunteers to bring some heavy equipment in to help.

Our neighbor can move a lot of dirt with one scoop of his bucket.
Now it is my turn to pitch in and help. In the next few days, I will post the next phase of the process. By the end of next week, we might have our pool up!


Calming Scents said...

ohhhh you lucky duck! what I would give to have a pool. I cant wait to see the finished project and photos of you floating around.

KathyB. said...

Oh boy, I will read your blog and see you enjoying a swimming pool in the Texas heat and it will still be cold and rainy here. What a great addition to the A-Frame!

BTW, the 2nd photo looks as if Mike is raising a doll to hammer with!

Southern Comfort said...

Oh, it does look like a doll. That is my scarecrow at the garden-wearing one of my very old church dresses! The pool is ordered, now if we can only get the ground leveled!