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When Your Yard Is a Landfill

By Picardy Project on Sep 25, 2012

This weekend our backyard looked like a bomb went off. Some of you may thing we're very productive and get lots of work done, but the trade off is that sometimes we don't pick up after ourselves very well...

Towards the front of our house we still have the shit pile from the front yard that we have yet to get rid of (now with more shit from when we removed the cemented in tree at my parent's), along with 2 pressure treated 2x4's we've been meaning to return to HD for several months and the many bags of concrete we got for the fence (and no, it's no fun at all to load 15 bags of concrete onto your cart, then into your car, then out to you backyard)


Then we have a ton of wood


The wood on the left and leaning up against the garage is for some benches that Chris needs to repair/rebuild at his job. And the ones on the right saw horses are for the fence.

Then there is just some crazy disarray


Patio furniture stacked willy nilly to make room, drainage materials stacked and waiting to be installed with the last rain barrel and a whole bunch of other crap just strewn everywhere.

But the best is this big ol' pile of crap


Pieces of the old fence, pieces of the rotten garage that Chris pulled off, pieces of the hallway closet, and just a whole bunch of other shit. There are nails and screws sticking out of everything and it's just a huge eyesore. The good news is that while the pile looked like this on Saturday morning


It now looks like this (but our beans are now more dead)


My dad and Wendy get a free dump load coupon to their local dump each year and figured we could make better use of it. YES PLEASE! So naturally they gave me "proof of residency," so we could snag their coupon and we loaded up the truck full of crap and headed off to take it to the dump. We had a 2 cubic yard load and based on fees in our area, using that coupon saved us around $60. Score! And now our yard only has a few piles of crap left in it. Like more wood for the fence


But some of that wood already got used up


That's right, while I was away all day Sunday working the Raiders game Chris got all the post holes dug and set in the posts


Hooray, we're ready to finally start building the fence! (I'm sure our neighbor is happy)


Chris is feeling a lot better and we've got corresponding time off in the next couple of days so hopefully I'll have a completed fence to share with you soon!

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