Phase One of the fence is done! …ish. Mostly? Yeah, mostly.
All of the posts and boards have been installed, the new gate has been built and installed, and we removed the posts and lattice that we didn’t need anymore which probably doubled the amount of space the dogs have to run around.
Seriously, the dogs have been playing outside like crazy which makes me happy because they never used to play outside. I guess it’s no fun when you barely have a yard to run laps in. Anyway, being able to play outside means there’s now a lot less dog wrestling going on in the living room and a lot more of this:
We still have to trim some of the posts down but other than that, all we have to do for this side to be finished is stain. I had hoped we could get that done before winter, but it’s looking like we’ll probably have to wait until spring. The plan is to use the same stain we used when we rebuilt our front porch.
I was hoping to be able to do the next phase of the fence next year but 2016 went from being “Year of the Deck” to “Year of the Deck and a Vacation” and has hopefully settled at “Year of the Deck and a Vacation and Tree Removal.” 2017 isn’t looking much more promising since that’ll hopefully be the “Year of the Kitchen.”
The most important thing now is that pushing the fence out allows us the room we need to expand the deck which is necessary for what we want to do in the kitchen. Maybe 2043 can be “Year of the Finished Fence.” Maybe.
Anyway, I’ve already started on another project but progress is slow now that it’s dark in the evenings (is it appropriate to go to bed at 7:30?) and with holidays coming up. Here’s a hint: