New Siding Project – Part 7

Just a short break from our vacation recap to let you know how our remodeling project is coming along. If you missed the first parts, you can catch up here:

New Siding Project – Part 1

New Siding Project – Part 2

New Siding Project – Part 3

New Siding Project – Part 4

New Siding Project – Part 5

New Siding Project – Part 6

Last time we had poured the concrete for the front sidewalk and patio. Then we went on vacation while the concrete was curing. Earlier this week Harland removed the forms and brought in some soil to fill in around the edges.

And here’s our new front sidewalk:



Here’s our new patio:


Then yesterday, he, Gerald (his brother) and Ramona (sister-in-law) dug out soil, formed up a new sidewalk running from the front door to the garden shed. They also put in the rebar. Late last night Harland soaked down the area to prep it for the concrete.

House on the left, garden shed on the right:



View looking from the shed to the house:



Today, the concrete was poured and about an hour ago, Harland texted this picture of the finished sidewalk.


So we’re almost done with this part of the job. We’ll need to move some soil out of the yard so we can solve the water drainage problem that’s always existed east of the house, move soil all around the new concrete, and plant grass seed before winter.

Then it’s on to the siding!

Stay tuned….


Up Next:  Day 4 of our vacation.



Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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6 Responses

  1. Pat says:

    Wow! What a difference and won’t it be nice not to have to slog through the wet/snowy grass to get to the shed? Harland does good work.

  2. Carol says:

    Oh, what a lovely patio and sidewalk! Harland is so talented, at so many things! I’m curious if you went to the daddy of all falls on your vacation? You were so close to me, I wish I could have met you guys! Do you think your patio is large enough for all your blog buddies to have a BBQ? Just kidding my friend, I so enjoy your blog. I appreciate all the hard work you put into your blog, and thank you for sharing your lives with strangers. But of course strangers are friends you haven’t met yet ! Thanks

  3. Becca says:

    You guys are always so busy!
    Things are looking good!
    Nice patio area!

  4. Jeanne says:

    It’s looking great, and it’ll be wonderful to have that new sidewalk to the shed! Not to mention the new patio 🙂 !!

  5. Lorraine says:

    It looks wonderful! Good thing you took the vacation to build up for the rest of this project. What color is the siding? Will you have enough time to plant grass before it gets to cold?

    Very nice job! I see the chairs and know you are enjoying it when you can.

  6. Tina says:

    Carol took the words right out of my mouth. Yes, Suzanne and Harland thank you for sharing your world with us. I visit everyday and wouldn’t miss it for the world.

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