Sunday, September 20, 2009

Who says she can't DIY



When we had our gate put in we realized that it didn't quite clear the grass, so we decided to kill the grass behind the gate and install some pavers. Well, there was a sprinkler head right behind the gate that had to be removed in order to install the pavers. Matthew and I meant to start this job this summer, but never got to it. So, I thought to myself, "it can't be that hard."



While researching this on the Internet, I found that we couldn't just cap off the hose where that sprinkler head was because when we winterize our system the water would be left in that portion and our pipes could freeze.
So. I dug this trench all by myself. From one sprinkler to the next.


and I had to change the sprinkler head we were keeping from this



to this


I was so proud of myself because this only cost me a couple bucks because all I needed was one clamp! I know. I was covered in mud and it took me about three hours from beginning to finish, but I didn't have to pay someone else to do it!
It would have gone faster too if I didn't have the cutest little 2 yr old helping me then deciding it was boring and wanting to go back in the house. Plus I had to call Matthew a few times to locate certain tools. Anyway, it's done and now we can move on to the paving job! More pictures to come.

*pics taken 09/18/09

16 comments:

Yoli said...

Oh My Gosh, you are amazing! I try to stay out home repair... I would cause some major disrepair. I am super impressed.

Joseph and Mary + Six said...

Awesome job Dacia!! Now I know who to call when I need help! ;)

Lali Johnson said...

Look at those skills :)

The Kemps said...

You are the woman!!

Amanda said...

You rock! I totally would not/could not have done that. Especially with a 2 year old by my side. You deserve to be proud of yourself!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Wow, way to go, you are so brave, I would have never had the gutts to do that! I am so proud of you!

Simply, Sarah said...

THAT is impressive! Great job!

Olayan Family said...

You GO girl! It doesn't surprose me one bit. I totally admire your DIY skills!

Jennifer said...

I am so proud of you Dash! Look at you all Miss Independent. That is awesome of you and I am sure Matthew really appreciates you doing that.

Mashaide said...

You are a stud! You can do anything you put your mind to. Good job!

Shannon said...

I want one of you at my house! Amazing.

Andy and Lynne said...

you are the energiaer bunny, you never stop. seriously, i need whatever you're taking!

A Happy Heart Blog said...

Yeah for Dacia the DIY Queen! Good for you!

The Perry Family said...

You rock!!! You inspirie me and make me think I could do anything too! Love you!

SueFitz said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!

Teena in Toronto said...

Looks like a lot of work!

Happy blogoversary!

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