Progress Report

April 9, 2014

So, recall, that after the plumbers put back all the dirt they’d dug out of the sewer trench, we were actually short sufficient dirt. You can see the trench running vertically.. about 6-8″ short of the top, over about a 40′ trench:



We got 3 yards of top soil to fill it in, a process made difficult by the rain which turned a lot of heavy dirt into heavier mud. But fill and spread we did:


It sat there like that through a couple more major rain storms, and today, a week and a half later, we were able to press on. First step, re-lay the irrigation:


Then re-planted 50+ grasses (that’d been removed so the plumbers could get access to the sewer line, and gathered into a sad huddle along the north side of the yard for 5+ weeks) and, finally, scattered the mulch.


Back to where we were before sewer line failure.


Derek, Frances and I added up to 21 person hours to do the job.

And BONUS: The 5 yards of mulch not only covered the mound, but nearly every other bed in both the front and back yards.

Next step: the flagstone path. ¬†Grading begins tomorrow… off to order 3 more yards of top soil…Oh, and flagstone.


4 Responses to “Progress Report”

  1. blk4609 Says:

    Is that oozy hose?

  2. Kari Says:

    Oozy hose?

  3. blk4609 Says:

    Your irrigation tubes laying out.

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