He spent Friday afternoon and evening making trips back and forth to Home Depot to find the right Simpson joists to connect a 4x4 to the garage as well as finish digging a hole next to the chimney and setting the bracket in concrete.
|part of bracket attached to garage-Steve had to drill holes through the metal as well as cut down the bracket|
|other side of bracket...there is another bracket lower on 4x4 as well|
Saturday we spent at the Japanese Gardens-gorgeous-with Steve's aunt who was visiting from Nebraska as well as Steve's bro and his wife, Amber! They plan to re-open the koi pond and waterfall next weekend after it being closed pretty much since the winter storm of 2008 killed most of the koi.
On Sunday Steve went nuts and finished the part of the fence that connects to the garage as well as did as much as he could on the portion of the fence that comes up by the chimney. Now it's getting heavy duty wire grate (anyone know a good place to go-we are looking for grate ~2"x2") as well as the remainder of the cedar to complete the gate and the portion next to the chimney. It's really coming along and we are loving the results.
We are pretty happy with the results and are beginning to be able to lasso Ben in to a contained area....he is just about walking more than crawling and climbing up onto everything! We'll be out of commission for the next week or so as we are off to get our howdy dooty on in Dallas! Yee-haw! My good friend since the first grade (yikes!) is getting married so we are leaving the little dude for the first time and goin to get our party on! Steve's bro is in charge of the casa, pup and little man. Cross your fingers I survive without my little guy...but can't wait to have some adult only time with my hubby. The following week is my big 3-0...30 is the new 20, right?
|Ben helping to |