Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Excavation Began in Our Backyard

It's Wednesday and I usually enter a post sooner than this but I have been busy which you will soon find out why, after this blog. Outdoor Wed. is hosted by Susan of Let's all go check out Susan's outdoor entry and enjoy it with so many other participants' posts.This used to be our backyard. Not anymore.
I used to wake up to this. Not anymore.
4 men came yesterday. First this guy turned off the auto water sprinkler system.
Then the supervisor instructed the 3 men what to do and left.
and they got busy, killing my bushes.
digging and digging

and with all of them working for 5 hours straight, turned our backyard to this.
Now, this is the view from the family room.
Some of the dirt was thrown down the hill way in the back and it will be addressed later. Another phase, maybe a gazebo or a pergola....haven't decided, or maybe just an open deck with a sitting conversation area. Give me a vote! It has a beautiful view and hate to waste it.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the excavation of the yard. I am excited for what will become of it but I almost cried when I saw my bushes destroyed. I was able to save the little plants cause last week, that's all I did, dug them out and replanted them somewhere.
Thanks Susan for another fun outdoor day!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, your pool is going to be gorgeous, and what a beautiful view you will have when it's all done. It is always such a mess when they are working like this, but what a fantastic after. I can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

Silvia said...

my husband builts swimming pools,i can tell its gonna be beautiful.i'm gonna keep my eyes on the progress.
you are gonna have a great summer!!!can i come over???...have a great day my friend..Silvia

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, you won't be crying long because you are going to be LOVING that pool! Just think... lots of new OUTDOOR dishes! LOL!

Love to you on OW and always!


Sheila :-)

Chandy said...

Oh man, I can't wait either Christine! What are you up to girl? I don't live there and I'm getting excited. LOL

I think a great open deck would be a great compromise to preserve the view and have your loung space. I can't imagine even blocking a foot of that amazing view! Maybe you can have the deck higher up with a few steps to broaden the line of sight while you're on the deck?

Good luck; I know whatever you decide it'll be just gorgeous!

Marie said...

Hi Christine- Just think about how gorgeous your future pool will be! Can't wait to see the end of this huge project!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Oh, I can just imagine what the view will be a couple months from now!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Christine! How exciting! I know you can't wait! Not sure which to vote for.. I love the gazebo idea...but maybe you need to "live with it" (the pool)...and then decide what hardscape you wanted to put in! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Oh my, what a change. I vote for a gazebo!

Connie said...

Hi Christine
What a lovely backyard you have even if it is not finished. I love all the trees you have and you will get your bushes going soon. A pool ~ how nice and you will get to view it from your nice large window.
It will be worth all the work that has gone into your yard.

Sue said...

Hi Christine,
You are going to so enjoy your pool, and you will figure out what to put where. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Oh my, a lucky you are! You may not think so right now but when you're laying in the pool on a raft sipping a cosmo....just dream about it.....soon it will be reality!

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks like it is going to be so much fun!! And you are in a beautiful setting for entertaining around the pool!

I think a gazebo sounds in order. Our neighbors at the lake have one and it is screened in. You will need that with all the trees and even the pool water attracting mosquitos. They love theirs and spend quite a bit of time on it having meals and drinks!

Don't work too hard, you need to start shopping for swimsuits!!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christina,
You will have a lovely pool! I can't wait to see it and I vote for a deck and pergola! hugs, Cindy

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I vote for a patio, uncovered. That way your view won't be as disrupted. Can't wait to see the finished project.

sunnymama said...

I'm sure it's going to look fantastic when it's finished. Thanks for sharing this interesting outdoor wednesday :)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, it's kind of like giving birth. You eventually forget all of the trauma you went through and love the results! It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. laurie

Kat said...

This is going to be so beautiful - just think of the view you will have when it's done. You have a lovely yard and it's going to be like a vacation at home once the pool is in. Can't wait to see the transformation. Kathy

Mary Bergfeld said...

It will be beautiful when it all is done, but they is always is that one terrible moment when we ask ourselves "what have I done." Hugs.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Ohhh my...I didn't know that you were having a pool put in! That's fantastic!!! I loved seeing the step by step photos of the pool's progress so far! When do they tell you that it'll be finished? Ohhhh...this will be fabulous!!!

Love ya,

annies home said...

nephews would have loved watching all those big trucks so cool you got great pictures

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