Nice weather means Ben doesn’t want to stay in the house working on the bathroom. What does the man do instead? Tear stuff apart, of course. Just after closing on the mountain house, Ben took his aggression out on the pool and bathroom. This time, the hot tub bothered him, so it had to go. Can someone explain why boys love demo and destruction so much? Because V and E watched so intently.
Yes, the boys rocked 80’s wear; Zubaz and tie-dye. So, he pulled it up, cut the water lines, hauled it to the deck, and proceeded to cut it apart, Dexter style. But he didn’t throw the pieces in the ocean, just the dumpsters at his work.
After the tub was out, V wanted to get in the hole. He and Ben assessed the situation.
This is what we have to work with. Ben plans to fill the hole in with gravel until the floor is even. If we want a hot tub, we’ll buy a stand alone spa to go here, on top of tile.
We don’t need seating with out the tub, so Ben tore it out, too. So this:
Has become this:
Hurricane Ben made it outside, pulling out a stacked rock wall.
Now we’ve got several rock piles until we get a dumpster in here for the roof removal.
After a heavy rain last week washed dirt down to the patio, we decided landscaping has to happen soon.
I think we’ve figured out a rough plan, which will include excavating over a foot of dirt and rocks as well as carving out a small part of the back hillside. We want to tame the hill out front, too. First step, pulling out weed block and mulch.
Our weekend wasn’t filled with destruction. Ben installed our new central vac and I tested it out yesterday. More on that in the near future.
Until then, I’m wondering if you’re working on landscaping? What is your biggest challenge? I’m terrible at landscaping plans, and the steep hills only complicate things.