Thursday, May 18, 2006

exercise, discipline, affection

look carefully, this was an exercise in discipline.



Tuesday, May 16, 2006

keep on rockin' in the free world

every rose has its thorn

every rose has its thorn,
originally uploaded by LanShark.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006




Tuesday, May 9, 2006


1 truckload of topsoil was brought to the house and spread over the area during grading;

top soil

sod delivery;

sod delivery

sod delivery2

laying the sod;

laying sod

Monday, May 8, 2006


23 skip (Schipkaensis) laurels planted along the side of our driveway. before;


Wednesday, May 3, 2006

water booster pump

water booster pump

water booster pump,
originally uploaded by LanShark.

the first step in preparing for sod was figuring out our water situation, we knew our water pressure was weak and inconsistent so we needed a plan to water the entire front yard effectively and consistently. ideally one would also test this plan before hand but we will get to that later...

i did some research and found good reviews for the davey water booster pump.

before installing the pump i measured the water pressure at the faucet outside and found it to fluctuate between 25 and 50 psi. the install of the pump was as easy as a little cpvc and teflon tape. weve been using the pump for a week now and we find that it quietly and consistely provides 60psi at the faucet.