Saturday, October 2, 2010
my wonderful raised bed garden! i'm very excited and looking forward to working with it next spring.
a big little patch job my dad did for me on the house foundation.
the previous owner had used some kind of rubbery/plastic-y concrete patch stuff that was falling apart. i thought it'd be just a quick little patch job to use up some of the leftover mortar. my dad had me knock away the old patch job and it ended up being quite a big hole. two holes actually, right into the center of the block. my dad suggested i fill the holes with some styrofoam that i happened to have on hand, and bits of newspaper to make the holes easier to patch over. he did the fine patchwork, using an obscene amount of mortar to fix the crumbling block that had started out looking like just a little patch would be needed. i wished i'd take a picture of the gaping hole(s). trust me when i say it looks MUCH better now.