Not Martha

half way to a new fence

On Monday some nice people came and ripped down our falling-over fence and put in a whole bunch of tall straight posts. They all looked like they play in bands or bartend at night and they talked about The Avengers and how sugar leads to diabetes. I sort of wanted to invite them all over for a cookout next week. On Friday more people will come and put in the rest of the fence. I cannot wait. We saved up a long time to have the fence rebuilt and we moved some of it and made bits higher and chose a decorative top so that when we sit on our deck our main view will no longer be of the back of our neighbors cars. Besides one of us holding up a measuring tape while the other person pretends to lounge on the deck we don’t have much of a way to envision the result, so I’m nervous. I hope this is one hell of a fence.

The vines we grow to screen in our deck grew well this year but they’re already fading. Next year we’re going to plant more Cup and Saucer vines, they’re fighters.

· comments [5] · 08-9-2012 · categories:the home ·

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  • 1 Dinah Sanders // Aug 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    That reminds me of my folks telling me about standing on the top of a ladder trying to imagine the view from their future bed in the upstairs bedroom of their yet to be built house. It turned out pretty darn well:

  • 2 Emelie // Aug 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Hey NM, can i ask who did you use? and how much $$ was it? you can personal message me…

  • 3 megan // Aug 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Dinah – That is lovely!

    Emelie – Email has been sent your way.

  • 4 Nikki @ Tikkido // Aug 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Those yellow flowering vines are striking! Congrats on the new fence, and on hiring someone else to build it for you. My back aches just looking at those fence posts.

  • 5 Stephanie - Chocolate and Toast // Aug 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Try a passionflower vine! They are vigorous, grow a lot in one season, and have a beautiful, unique flower. You can get them in fruiting or non fruiting varieties.

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