Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fun with jackhammer

Justin and my dad had a very manly day... we rented a jackhammer to take out a bunch of concrete in the backyard, and then later in the day Justin got to use his truck and a chain to pull some trees out of the front yard. Between the power tools and the 4 wheel drive, he was in heaven, although also pretty sore the next day.
The jackhammer was harder (and heavier) than it looked, the fence along the side and the back came out pretty easily but the concrete around the post for the solar panel was a little more difficult. We were able to take the solar panel down, but just can't get the pole out- we took out at least a foot deep of concrete and the thing still won't budge. Maybe we'll get used to having a big pole in the backyard, or maybe we'll add a tether ball court!!

This was the first try at the jackhammer.

It didn't take long for them to get the hang of it and take down the fence.

It looked easy so I wanted to try, but that thing was so heavy!!!!!

Mom took on the tedious job of taking out all the weeds in the backyard.

Wow! It looks so much better already! We can't wait for grass and a real backyard!!!

1 comment:

Jane Winebox said...

WOW! You guys are HARDCORE!! The house looks great, I can't wait to come visit againa and see all of the improvements!