Sunday, November 21, 2010

So this is how the other half lives?

Ken very kindly helped a friend do some electrical work on his cabin. In exchange, the guy wanted to do something for us - so we jumped at the chance to have some 'free' help.

We chose...the rocks! We got another (last!) pallet of rocks back in May, and laid them out to complete the stepping stone path around the front and side yards. We then dug in about 10 of them. Then summer got a hold of us and we were involved in loads of other projects. So most of the rocks have been sitting on top of the ground - perfectly positioned - since then. The good news is that they killed the grass underneath, which makes the soil infinitely easier to dig out.

The better news is that the friend thought that digging in our rocks would be a great trade for Ken's help. So he's been here several days on and off setting them down in the ground. He's got almost all of the largest section done - and it's looking fantastic. It's super-cool to come home and find someone doing your project for you! Very weird, and such a nice treat.

So, here they are - hopefully the oil delivery guy won't spend all winter tripping on them now.


Sharon Kwilter said...

The path looks great. It's always nice to get help, whether it's free or not. =)

Sandy said...

The path looks awesome! Congrats on the free help!

Alexis said...

Oooh, that looks great. I can't believe I'm such a dolt that I did not beg to take an in-person look when I was in Bangor (slapping forehead) but I was great to see you two.