When I arrived at my brother Rick's house in late September, my plan was to cross the border into Mexico around the 1st of November. Today is November 10th and I am still at Rick's! If you remember my post about Southern Hospitality you will understand why it is so difficult to leave. In addition to the normal electrical hook-up and three meals a day, Rick has added cable tv and Netflix to the list of amenities!
In order for me to feel better about all of the freebies I was accepting, I suggested that I do some projects around the house beginning with building a 120' flower bed for the back yard.
Prior to building the small retaining wall for the flower bed, the entire perimeter of the back yard was filled with about one yard of bare dirt made up about equally of mud and deep holes dug by Rick's german shepherd "Gizmo". (Sorry no before pictures.) We still need to add landscaping but that may wait until Spring.
The first project turned out so well that we decided to install pavers on the side of the house up front and also on the walkway from the front of the house to the back yard.
Front area before
After pictures will be coming soon as well as some posts about my side trips while here in Bakersfield!