Stilettos and Diapers: The laboring-ist of all Labor days.

9.07.2010

The laboring-ist of all Labor days.

We labored this Labor day weekend. Probably more than I've labored in my life. I'm the type of gal that believes I can do anything with the help of google. And you know I'm cheap. So I convinced the hubs to go along with my plan. Wanna see?

Saturday, we went to Lowes and bought supplies. Lots of supplies.
Then I went back alone and got wood, nails and screws to build stairs. The looks I got as I pushed that huge cart full of lumbar were hilarious.

Saturday night, we hung out in the garage building stairs.

Sunday morning, we marked off our square and started cutting out the grass.

Then we dug up 3 inches of dirt. This was the most ball sucky thing I've ever done in my life.
Thumbs waaay down.
This is not a tan, simply filth on the hubs legs.
Next came rocks.
Then leveling the whole thing.
Finally time for the patio stones.
We finished them up on Monday morning, and swept the sand over them.
Stair time! I've never been so relieved to see stairs in all my life.
We used composite wood for the steps themselves.
Its DONE!
I think we'll add some hand rails to the steps, but that will be another day...in a long time.
It took 17 hours of straight up work, making me sore to the very core, and my hands hardly able to squeeze the toothpaste tube. Pretty sure I couldn't be paid to do it again. Oh, but I did loose 3 lbs, so maybe that was worth it. Hehe.

19 comments:

  1. Wow- it looks great! I am so jealous of your skills!

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  2. Yay! My husband and I did some home projects this weekend too. labor day = labor at home day

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  3. Wow girl! Looks great! Watch out when you google! ;)

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  4. I'm 100% thoroughly impressed! I confess that when I think of something like a project, I think how much am I willing to pay someone to come and do it! :) Thankfully I live with a creative handyman and he does do projects like this, but not this gal! Congrats it looks amazing!
    Mrs. O

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  5. Wow.. way more than what I would have done... :)

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  6. Looks so amazingly good! I love it! You are super impressive. Can't wait to use it to drink coffee and visit! Hopefully soon! Loves!

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  7. you deserve a nice spa day :) but youre hard work has paid off....its gorgeous

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  8. Wow great job! I am not so sure that I would be able to do a project like that!

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  9. You go girl....that looks like a lot of work...and not much fun! ha, but I bt it feels good to get it done, huh??

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  10. You are amazing! I am SUPER impressed! It looks great! :)

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  11. Impressive! Nice work guys! Looks good and now you can walk out your slider. :)

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  12. Amazing job! Wow! The "dirt tan" is quite humorous! :)

    www.mymusingsd.blogspot.com

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  13. It looks awesome! I'm super impressed.

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  14. Looks great! What a nice retreat!

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