Old  June 2nd, 2018, 7:09pm     #556
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  Old  June 2nd, 2018, 8:35pm     #557
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  Old  June 2nd, 2018, 8:59pm     #558
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Hi nanajoyner - we're so glad to see you back in the forums!

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  Old  June 3rd, 2018, 11:12am     #559
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So much to do, so little energy.

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  Old  June 3rd, 2018, 11:43am     #560
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I know the feeling. I have a bunch of yard work to do, and I really don't feel like doing it.

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  Old  July 18th, 2018, 10:38am     #561
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I guess the air conditioner fiasco should have been here...oops. Loving my portable unit, even though it is large and isn’t pretty. The programmable features are nice.


So this house had some railroad ties as landscaping borders. They have continued to rot and break away over the years. My beloved and I decided we would like to replace them with stone some time ago, but, you know, we can’t rush in to anything. We decided to tackle that project this summer.

We’ve looked at options, looked at some prices. We think we are going to do stacked stone and we think we are going to do it ourselves. ‘We think.”

Over the weekend, we started tearing out the railroad ties. Amazingly, they do not just jump right out. They have been in the ground for more than the 12+ years that we’ve owned the house and apparently wish to stay. The rebar spikes holding them in have NOT rotted at all and they really wish to remain in place.

We sweated profusely over the weekend, getting most of them out and hauled away from the driveway area, Phase 1. But not before hubs dropped one of the biggest, heaviest, least rotted railroad ties on my foot. That was fun. I enjoyed that a lot.

I bought a big pry bar and an actual sledge hammer the other day. Those should help.

Another problem is those ties are full of lizards, big skinks. My hubs loves them. We have been trying to get them out and not hurt them. One did lose a tail from a shovel, but it is okay. Unfortunately, we uncovered 2 nests of eggs. He tried to relocate them, but who know if the eggs will hatch. I do feel badly about removing the animals from their home, but we must.

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  Old  July 18th, 2018, 1:03pm     #562
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That's hard work to do, especially in the heat and humidity!

I hope your foot is okay. Right after you said your hubby dropped a heavy railroad tie on your foot, you said that you bought a pry bar and sledgehammer, which would help you. For a few seconds there, I thought you were going to use them on your hubby.

That stone wall will look nice.

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  Old  July 18th, 2018, 2:51pm     #563
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There's that too.....

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  Old  July 18th, 2018, 6:45pm     #564
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Let me know if you need an alibi.

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  Old  July 18th, 2018, 8:11pm     #565
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Between you and Connie, Iíll be covered.

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  Old  July 18th, 2018, 9:44pm     #566
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That's good. Always plan ahead.

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  Old  July 21st, 2018, 9:24pm     #567
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Iíve been visiting Stone retailers and a quarry. We think we have a good handle on what we are going to buy and what we will do with it. Probably will get 3 tons of the #6.

http://bullrunquarries.com/z-product...e-Products.pdf

I donít think I have ever bought 3 tons of anything before...

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That will make a nice wall. It's so hard for me to make decisions, so it would take me a while to choose, then I'd probably wonder if another item would have been better. I don't think I've bought even 1 ton of anything before.

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  Old  July 22nd, 2018, 10:41am     #569
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We were rained out yesterday. Maybe we can get something done today.

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  Old  July 24th, 2018, 4:08pm     #570
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We went back to that quarry and made our final selection. We bought 4 pallets of the stone in picture #6.

It is quarzite. Really is beautiful, lots of different colors, striations. Four pallets will be about SIX tons of stone...

We wanted to make sure we had a good selection of appropriate sizes of stone for the whole job, and I think when all the prep work is done, we are going to discover need more than we originally thought. Since it is a single delivery fee for up to 6 pallets, we decided to err on the side of excess.

We have plenty more things to do with any extra. The guy should call with delivery details tomorrow.

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