14 June 2005
Do fence me in
It's done, and in a mere three and a half weeks.
Of course, it's a mixed blessing:
Upside: Unexpectedly, the crew repaired the diagonal wire on the gate (which was broken before they started work), and the areas closest to the inside corner of the fence were actually covered with sod, meaning I'll have about a third as much in the way of bare spots as I anticipated. What's more, the new gully cut by the Sunday rainstorm was filled in with fresh dirt, so I won't have a mini-trench developing in front of the gate.
Downside: They hung the fence on the back side of the posts instead of the front, which may (I haven't looked at the abstract yet) give me more space back here than I'm entitled to. Also, it's obvious that much of the privacy that I used to have was due less to the fence than to the foliage next door, which is now gone; I am about as well-hidden as an ostrich beak-deep in sand. I do not know if they plan to replant; I am contemplating putting up something of my own.
And I'll have to replace one board in the gate, which split. All in all, though, not horrible.Posted at 6:29 PM to Surlywood