Sonny-boy and his girlfriend will be arriving this weekend for a nine-day visit.
Honestly, I don’t know what possessed them. A week? Saint John, New Brunswick? February? But we’ll muddle through somehow, I hope.
I did warn Sonny-boy that I’d be asking for his help mudscaping — er, landscaping — while he’s here.
Maybe you can tell, by the way the fenceposts are slanting in the top picture, that we have a bit of an erosion problem at the back of our lot. I’d like to use some handy objects lying about the property to build a retaining wall. Not too fancy a one, since it will be on City land, and I don’t know if anyone might object or not.
This is one of the handy objects. It used to be the laundry-line pole, but it snapped at its rotted base during a windstorm on Hallowe’en night. It’s currently lying on the neighbours’ side of the fence, where they set it after cutting the guy wire. I’d like to bring it up over the fence in the above photo, roll it 90 degrees, then bring it up and over the back fence, lodging it in front of a few trees, and fill in the space between it and the fence. To do that with the greatest ease, however, I think we’ll need to move the current compost pile…
…to its new home. Chic, n’est-ce pas?