Friday, May 8, 2009

If At First You Don't Suceed...



















Okay, so you're probably not going to believe this, but we're having our front steps re-built . . . again. I thought maybe I could clean them up and add an extra layer of bricks to the two bottom steps to make it better, but after closely examing all the unlevel spots and water pooling from the recent rains and the uneven thickness of mortar on the bricks, I knew I couldn't do too much to fix them.


















But fixing these steps - AGAIN - will cost a LOT of money. What to do? Stumble upon a brick layer who needs legal work he can't afford and introduce him to a lawyer who needs brick work she can't afford. Barter makes the world go round. (Yes, I will report this on my taxes. I'm too honest and too convinced I'd get caught if I did anything other than report the full value.) I'll post more pictures as I get them. I have high hopes for these steps to turn out much better. We'll see.

5 comments:

tshsmom said...

What a waste of bricks your last crew was! Hopefully you'll wind up with evenly spaced steps this time, along with a neater mortar job.
Be sure to post pics of the finished project.

Larena said...

The Angels work in Mysterious ways !!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Much Much Good Luck with this Re-Do....Sometimes you just have to know when something needs to go back to Square One in order to truly make it right. I look forwrd to seeing the finished product!

maeve said...

V .. can you send them north, I have a few jobs for them!! Good Luck and HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

tweetey30 said...

Now those bods are gorgeous.YOu are more than welcome to send them my way for me to just look at... LOL... I know I know I am a happily married woman but that never stopped us looking... Happy Belated Mothers Day..

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