Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Retaining Walls


Michigan winters will do this to concrete after many years of thawing and freezing. It was past time to get this structure looking presentable again.


This repair was actually on my "B" list and I wasn't even going to think about it until spring. Then I saw an ad in the Flashes, our little free advertising paper, and since I was still on my post-death adrenaline high I called, they came, I liked what he proposed to do and signed up to have it done.



Two weeks ago when it was time for the guys to actually come and do the work, I no longer had any adrenaline keeping me going. In fact, I was wishing I had never signed up to have this done and muttering about how I should have followed the standard advice, "Don't make any unnecessary major decisions for at least a year."

Thankfully, it turned out to be a good thing. The workers were very professional and knew what they were doing. Now I have a nice, fresh front to go along with the beautiful new chimney in the back and this is one less thing I need to concern myself with in the spring.

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

It looks wonderful!

Midj said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Looks like they may weather your winters a bit better, also..

Nancy said...

The new wall looks great! I wonder if it will stand up to Michigan winters better now, too. The new structure can naturally expand and contract without cracking. This looks like a good choice to me.

I'm glad to see you are doing well. You continue to be in my thoughts.

Judy S. said...

Looks great, Marguerite! I have always loved those curvy concrete blocks. Great choice!

Sandy W said...

ryVery nice, nice, nice. It makes me want to do something with our yard that needs some help.

Jan said...

Looks great (even though I concur with the usual advice about leaving major decisions). Perhaps some of your winter can be spent in anticipation of what may go in the new garden beds. Continued prayer for you too.

Eileen said...

it sure is looking great!

JoLynn said...

It looks great! One less thing on the list, too.

runswithneedles said...

Wow. Who knew a retaining wall could be gorgeous? It looks fantastic.

Alwen said...

That IS a nice job! I love people who know how to DO things.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work!

Carrie said...

Oh, that last comment was from me...it published it before I added my name. :)

Lynn said...

that retaining wall is beautiful!!! They did wonderful work!