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In which it’s XDay

It’s Monday morning or in this house X Day.  No, not Xmas Day…that’s Christmas.  No, it’s XDay as in Excavation Day.  Here’s the story.


10 years ago we built a house

… this house

We put in a pool

It’s in the backyard

Next to the pool is a paver deck

Behind the pool is a wood deck

The wood deck cantilevers into the woods


The paver deck keeps shifting

… and shifting

… and shifting

so it’s basically pushing the wood deck away from the pool

… towards the woods

so that I worry that the deck is going to fall into the woods

because, I forgot to tell you this,

it’s on a steep incline


We decided that we should dig deep down

No not me

Have someone else dig deep down

And put in a retaining wall

To stop the patio from shifting

Therefore stop the deck from shifting

Then we can push the deck back towards the pool

And hopefully we’ll all swim happily ever after


In the meantime

We have a crew here

And a gigantic excavator

Too bad Daniel is 19 now

And in college

Because he would have loved this

He loved equipment when he was a little boy

So did I

Don’t tell anyone though


That’s my tale of the day. I also have a busted water heater therefore no hot water and no dishwasher but that’s a story for another day.  Perhaps tomorrow?

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  1. Mayor Gia
    October 23, 2012

    Ah, what a cool set up! Take pics for Daniel
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    • Lynn
      October 23, 2012

      hahaha…maybe i will

  2. Scarlett Rose
    October 23, 2012

    Adorable! Like the way you describe your day!! it’s nice :-)
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    • Lynn
      October 23, 2012

      thanks…its not well written but whatever

  3. Julie
    October 23, 2012

    I had to look up the word “cantilevers” in my handy Webster dictionary. If anyone else is wondering, it is a projecting beam or structure supported only at one end. Your welcome.

    • Lynn
      October 23, 2012

      what would i do without you???

  4. Jester Queen
    October 23, 2012

    Noooo they’re all sliding awaaaaayyyyy. Come baaaack

    • Lynn
      October 23, 2012

      everything is falling apart around here…including my joints

  5. Annabelle
    October 23, 2012

    Hope it all goes well!

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