What do you want to hear about first? Good news or bad news? Okay - good news! Craigslist saves the day again. As luck would have it, an old fella in the deep westside had a garage full of unwanted gardening supplies so we loaded up our car with a wheel barrow, gardening shears, heavy duty push broom and an old school push mower that is 30 years old. We always wanted one, and since our new lawn is so small, it is perfect for the job. Anyways, the old man selling the stuff was very sweet and I feel so happy to have inherited it from him. And I love that we didn't pay $89.99 for a new wheel barrow! Bargain price for everything. Excellent.
Now, on to the bad news. Neighbours that party outside, and late into the evening. First time we let it slide by, even though it was a backyard full of young guys yelling "chug, chug, chug - whooooooo!!!". The next party was a week later, last night, and it was the same scenario. But this time it involved finding a huge empty wine bottle at the bottom of our patio steps and not so artistic condensation drawings on the car. Grrrrr. Ok. Youngsters - back off. The older lesbos are going to get fierce! I almost started cutting wood in the backyard with our super loud circular saw at 7:30am but I was too tired from being awake due to the partying boys.
So what do we do? How would you deal with this situation? It seems like this is a party household and the summer months are only going to make it worse. I like partying and all, but there comes a time when you are respectful of your neighbours and take it inside. But, I think it comes with age that you realize this. And, these are young boys. Not caring.
On another note, we had the electrician come over this morning to have a look and give us a ballpark. I think it would be cheaper to buy a ballpark. Well, I knew that we would be looking at a few thousand dollars, and including plumbing it will a few more thousand dollars. Great. There goes my trip to Mexico.
And on another note - I spray foam insulated for the first time in my life! It was fun, and requires a bit of precision. Although I wasn't as precise as I would have liked. Check out our Flickr page to see photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lezreno/
So now that we have the wheel barrow, we can start figuring out our cement leveling plan so we can build a pony wall that will rest on it relatively straight, or gayly-forward concrete.
That's enough for now, gotta get to work!