29 April 2007
The problem with new construction is that your (previously green) building site is reduced to nothing but dirt, sand, and gravel. So, where there were once so many trees that you had to - ironically - cut them down to build your house . . . there's now nothing but bare ugliness.
So now, we are in the first stages of RE-planting and landscaping. Over the last week or so, whenever there has been a spare moment, I direct my dear husband to the next tree or shrub location, and, with pick-axe and shovel in hand, he digs me a big, deep hole. Unfortunately, from all of the heavy machinery running back and forth during the last two years, the top layer of gravel is like cement . . . so Chainsaw Tommy has been getting one heck of a work-out lately!