Saturday, 19 October 2013

The job no one wants to do

One of the first things that we need to do I to replace some old stumps and dig lots of stump holes that are 1m deep. We have had 2 people come to look at the job because Dave would rather pay someone to do it than break hi back digging endless holes.

The first guy quoted $3800. He obviously charged this amount o we wouldn't give him the job. The second guy seemed more keen but is now not answering his phone and even if he wanted to do it, probably couldn't start for a few week.

So Dave has decided to just try doing it himself. I think he ha to dig 12, that's right 12 x 1m deep holes. So it will save is thousands of dollars but is it worth the effort?

This is the first hole (the easiest one location wise):

Today we had a friend come and help us replace an old bearer. Too fiddley for Hubby by himself. So he called in his expert carpenter friend Dean (Not pictured).

Sammy is always nearby to fetch a hammer or do some sweeping.

The other thing we did this week is to take down the laundry hanger which we made here

and rehung it in the old living area because the laundry wall will be coming down at some point.

So the week ahead Dave plans to dig one hole a night. No going to the gym this week as this will be his workout. The bar he uses to dig is 25kgs. Definitely don't need to go to the gym when lifting that thing. Each time he lifts it to dig he thinks "there is another dollar saved'.

Thanks for reading,

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