I've just got to share the good stuff I read.

I love to read. I read every chance I get. If I read something really good, I want to share it with my friends and co-workers. I make copies of magazine articles, read aloud to my students, tell others about good books I'm reading, and keep a book with me at all times.

I love teaching and learning new things. I need a place to share some of the lessons and what my students and I learn. Since my teaching situation is different from everyone else's in my school, I would like to tell all of you in the blog-o-sphere about these great lessons.

Feel free to share what you are reading, teaching and learning with us in the comments.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Nearing the finish

We are getting close to the finish on the backyard project. The flagstone has been laid on the lower patio. They will work tomorrow on filling the spaces with sand.

Looking to the south.

Need a little grass on the slopes.

A little grass here.

Can't wait to set up the table and chairs on the upper patio.

Lots of grass needed here.

Hope the tree will make it. We love its shade.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Yard Makeover phase 2

Lots of photos today. Pretty self explanatory shots of the work.

The upper patio is finished.

The steps and retaining walls are finished. Just the lower patio and replanting left to do.

We are very happy with the new space. Can't wait to sit outside and enjoy the fall weather.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Yard make over phase 1

Finally the workers have come to make over our back yard. They took out the small patio and prepared the new patios and steps.

They dug up the boxwoods and placed them to the side for later. They saved the sod that was taken up for the new patios. Hope that can be used, too.

Concrete was poured Wednesday. It rained Tuesday evening but not enough to cause problems.

Steps and footings for retaining walls was poured.

The lower patio will be laid on crushed stone, not concrete.

Jane the cat inspected everything.

She looked over the footings.

All good!

Flagstone upper patio in progress.

Looking forward to good times outside soon.