9/21/2016: Backyard Mission Accomplished

Remember in 2003 when George W landed on that aircraft carrier and declared Mission Accomplished?

George W. Bush


Flew in on a fighter jet and everything. I was like is this CNN or Top Gun? Only thing missing was Kenny Loggins singin about takin it right into the danger zone.


Even though I have a ways to go on my backyard, I’m gonna go ahead and say Mission Accomplished.


Damn if doesn’t feel good. Job completed or not. I mean 3 weeks ago this is what I working with.


Yeah I gotta plant some bushes and flowers and stuff. But for now, put my name on that plaque cause Mission Accomplished you guys.




8/24/2016: Re-doing our backyard (part 3)

That’s a wrap. 4 days of work for Star Quality. New patio & walkway laid down, yard leveled and seeded. Now it’s up to Management & I to plant all the bushes and flowers and stuff. She likes rose of sharon and I like boxwoods. Not sure I even know what I’m talking about though you guys.

backyard done

Once everything grows in we’ll have you guys over for Coors Lights.

8/18/2016: Re-doing our backyard (part 2)

Was gonna post part 2 of this series on Monday. But Star Quality is moving so fast the whole damn thing might be done by then.

Yesterday they ripped everything out of the backyard. Old patio, bushes, trees, rocks — you name it.


They had a couple questions for Management & I yesterday while they were working. Guess we took too long discussing because Seymour got in the Cat and started driving it all over the place. Can’t stop won’t stop with these guys.


(Sidenote: still not allowed to drive the Cat. Just like when they did the front steps in 2014. Must be because of insurance or something. Not because I can’t handle it. I assure you guys I can.)

Today they started laying down pavers. If you legit want a patio the next day, call Star Quality. If you want to talk things through and make a bunch of decisions and stuff, do not call Star Quality. Seymour will run you over.


Update: they are now ripping out poison ivy with their bare hands. Management warned them and they said “it’s not a problem for us.” Tell you what, it was a problem for me when I got it in 2014. The worst place you guys.

8/17/2016: Re-doing the backyard (part 1)

Last spring we renovated our kitchen. And killed our backyard. I’d put the time of death as April 30th, the day the 80,000 lbs cement mixer showed up to pour the new foundation.


Here’s what our backyard has looked like since.

That all changed today when Star Quality showed up to start on the backyard. You may remember Star Quality from such hits as our front steps.


Management & I like John & Seymour so much we decided to get the band back together and do the backyard. Like old times.

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Star Quality is going to rip up the old patio and walkway, some small trees & bushes. Replace the patio & walkway with new pavers, level the yard then put down grass seed. Put in some flower beds too. Cost is $8,500 you guys. Was thinking about blue stone instead of pavers but then got the cost difference and was like…


We met with Star Quality last night and they started at 8am today. For all I know they’re already done.