Some time ago, Bob had mentioned his vision for the front yard. I have heard a few times how he thought some landscaping, a few rocks and some grasses would look good. Once he was giving me his vision while putting on the roof which was like getting the Sermon on the Mount - I had to tell him that I'd prefer it if he focussed on staying on the roof and remaing in one piece. Anyway, last week we had to get a machine in to dig up the footpath and old cross over to put in a new one and lay the new driveway and front path. As the guy with the machine is also a landscape gardener, Bob put him to work carving out the front yard and putting in some rocks. This was discussed with Stos, who gave some general guidelines that included some license for artistic interpretation. I was chatting to Bob on the Thursday when it was finished and he was very keen for me to go around with my camera (mentioned both on Thursday and Friday) with the promise that our front yard would be different to any other in the street. I wasn't sure whether to be alarmed or not by that statement. I couldn't get there until Saturday morning, after the deluge of Friday night and was confronted by what looked like a lake in front of the garage and stones arranged in such a way that wasn't in line with what I'd imagined. Not that it's bad, but different. Anyway, Bob is very pleased with himself. And we are getting used to it.
Today's good news is that the concrete is still going to be laid this week as planned. After all the rain on Friday and Saturday, we were very concerned but all is well and it's full steam ahead.
I am an office worker trying to get in touch with my creative side. I like to make things and cook but spend more time thinking about these things rather than doing them. I play lots of sport and will always elect to walk the dogs rather than do things around the house. I buy far too many books yet never have anything to read. In 2010 we knocked down our house and rebuilt it but the journey of gardening and organising our space continues.