So, this post technically isn’t about Courtland, but it is my (and Taylor’s) crafty handiwork! See, Taylor has a home too (I call it Lev like a Russian mafia man), and when I am not working on my home I am working on his. This week we decided to put in a privacy fence next to his house. See, the fence he had on that side of the house was so old it wasn’t even chain link, it was just wire. The rest of the fence is privacy fence, but this little area was crappy looking. We have never put in a fence before, so we Googled and improvised. Time will tell if it will last or not!
The first step was to purchase materials. We bought two posts and two panels, along with deck screws at Menard’s. The next step was to measure and mark where we wanted the posts, and then to clear out the shrubs that were in the way. See, there is a row of shrubs perpendicular to where we wanted to install the fence, so we had to cut a hole in it to fit the fence. I went to work with the loppers.
While I was cutting, Taylor started digging the hole for the first post.
After the hole was dug Taylor leveled the post while I screwed boards into the base for support. Taylor then mixed the concrete to set the post and filled the hole accordingly.
Before we could move on to the second post we had to remove an old metal fence post that was in the way. This thing posed quite a challenge, but with a lot of hard work Taylor was able to get it out (yes, he got it out; I stood and watched, hee hee). After that we were able to place the second post and let everything set up for a few days.
After a few days had passed we were ready to put up the panels. The first panel was easy as all we had to do was shim and level. We only needed a few feet of the second panel so Taylor sawed that off and attached accordingly.
After the fence was finished we removed the old fence and allowed the dogs to explore the expanded yard. We are really happy with the outcome and proud once again of our handiwork!