Yesterday was a good day, but an exhausting one, especially for my husband.
There is a drainage pipe that goes from the eaves of our house, underground, and carries rainwater from our eaves and downspouts to the very back of the yard.
It helps to keep our house high and dry,
but it had to be extended, so it was necessary to dig about a 40 foot trench in order to lay the extended pipe.
My husband dug and dug and pick axed and shoveled dirt until I thought he would collapse,
but he wanted this done prior to the backyard being done so that he would not have to make a mess once all of the new dirt had been added.
When I saw how exhausted he was I went out and helped dig, and I am not very adept at digging trenches, but I truly thought he might just collapse in the afternoon heat.
When the equipment driver saw how exhausted we both were and that we were no longer making headway, he shut off the equipment and completed digging the final few feet for us.
The fill dirt is now done, as is the top soil, but there is another area of the yard that was simply too wet from all of the rain we have had, so they will be back in a couple of days to do that...
the weather forecast shows no rain this week.
You better not be lying to us Mother Nature!!!