Construction! is going on in my back "yard." Having contractors around has been...interesting. I got a million (or 6) quotes from different people who came recommended by neighbors, and went with the cheapest (big surprise). After meeting him a few times to talk about the project, I signed a contract Saturday morning and gave him a check for a third of the project cost. (A bit scary handing that check over) He told me he would start Tuesday morning at 8am, given there was no problem getting the permit on Monday. I called and checked on Monday afternoon that everything was good, and he said he'd be there at 7:30am. (Which is when I'm usually rolling out of bed and into the shower, grumpy.) I got up (and dressed) early and his crew appeared at 7:15! I guess early is way better than late or not showing up at all.
They've started early the last few days. Yesterday he rang the doorbell right as I was getting out of the shower, causing me to run down in my pink robe, and got another peek at the robe as I had just hit the snooze button when the damn doorbell rang. Plus, the house sounding like it is under siege (pounding, scraping, jackhammers) is freaking out the cats.
I'll do a post when it is finished with before, during, and after pics. This will be a busy weekend, as though I could have asked them to build one for me, I'm convinced I have to build a raised flower/vegetable bed by myself. My plants (most from seeds) will finally have a home!
Here's a pics of my flowers out front. Sunflowers (from seeds) and daylilies I bought at the Farmers' market last year that decided to come back for this spring!