I haven't been around much this past week because I've been busy in our yard. See, we had this old 500 gallon propane tank that quit on us. After some discussion we decided to get a new 250 gallon tank. Well, it wasn't just a matter of removing the old tank and installing the new one. Nope. It required de-landscaping a good portion of our yard, which included tearing apart plant beds and removing a small small tree.
Bye-bye old tank. Had to pull away a fence, and where the tractor is were two plant beds.
Hello new tank. You can see in right in front of the tank some of the trees roots left behind.
There were other beds in the area that also had to be taken apart so the tank could go in.
New tank installed.
We were then left with a tore up yard, as one might say here in Texas. See all those rocks stacked up? They came from the beds...had to be put back.
We got dirt hauled in, then heard it was going to rain. If we didn't get the yard back together ASAP it was going to turn into the world's largest mud pie.
What a mess!
Five days later, with outside help on only one day, the yard is back together. We are aching, sore and tired. But we got it done before the rains came, which they did.
All the dirt piles are spread out, the plant bed reset with rocks.
This is where the tree was...You can see the difference between the picture with wheelbarrow and this one.
If you don't see me around much the rest of this week, I hope you'll understand why. All that work...weren't so easy to do, not like when I was younger.
Have you done anything lately that required an extended amount of hard physical labor?