The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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

I'm still trying to imagine how they managed to hang the fence on the wrong side of the posts; however, anytime you have work done and it is not horrible, then it is a success.

Posted by: Babs at 11:26 PM on 14 June 2005

Chances are likely they know more about your abstract than you do so they put it the way they did to make it more correct :)

Posted by: ms7168 at 6:24 AM on 15 June 2005

Well, they have the advantage of not being used to it: all they have to go on is a set of measurements, of all things. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:00 AM on 15 June 2005

And as far as hanging the fence goes, all it takes is facing the posts 180 degrees away from where they used to be. So long as they all face the same way, it may not matter.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:07 AM on 15 June 2005