Sunday, March 20, 2011

No Fence to Sit On

So Christmas Day night we had a wind storm and part of our side fence blew down. Fortunately we have lovely neighbours and it's not been a huge problem, only a teeny lack of privacy now and again. After much wrangling with insurance companies, we have received the payments and have organised a contractor and our new fence goes in tomorrow (I'm skeptical that the guy will actually show up the first time, but we will see). To save money, the contractor suggested that we take out the rest of the fence and cart it away. It was relatively easy for us to do that so that was our big job yesterday (so once again no sewing and it was National Quilt Day!) The old fence was corrugated cement sheeting that we had painted.

Here are the intrepid men going off to the tip. My Mr Fixit on the left and a friend of the neighbour's on the right (his truck). With our local government, we are able to dispose of this without a fee (part of the service we pay for in our rates.)

We are replacing the fence with something like this. Cream Colorbond with green frame. This is a metal fence and the colour is bonded on so no painting ever!

Church today. Then this afternoon we are wandering down to the local primary school for their school fete (fair). I ran one of those in 1998! What a job that was, but a lot of fun. It's nice to be on the receiving end of these things occasionally. Hope you have a lovely day!


Barb said...

Wow, that looks like alot of work. I am sure you will be glad to get some privacy back.

Barb said...

Wow, that looks like alot of work. I am sure you will be glad to get some privacy back.

Lurline said...

Oh, Shari - I didn't realize you had such bad luck - glad you were all safe! Looking good your new fence!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Allie said...

WHAT! NQD and you didn't get to sew! Well, you'll soon have a beautiful new fence gosh that's a lot of work.

Simone de Klerk said...

Looking on the bright side is the lovely fence you will get in return.
Wonderful, to have such jelpful neighbours!

Sue said...

Congratulations on the new fence.
Those fellows look very handy too.
Nothing like a truck and a couple of blokes to get things moving.

Rumi said...

Yay to a new fence! Double Yay that it will never need to be painted!

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