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Mar. 4th, 2014 | 08:51 am

Despite the recent announcements at work and the uncertainly of what lies ahead, Lynne and I have had a chat and we've given the green light for the backyard landscaping to commence at the end of the month.

If all goes well it'll be finished by my birthday in May which will be a nice little (albeit expensive) gift because I said in July 2004 when Michelle left me in the house alone that the backyard would NEVER EVER be worked on. For me it was destined to remain a wasteland of unloved empty space for all eternity, which is something I truly believed and no amount of "don't worry it'll get there" comments from others could change my mind.

Well things ARE about to change. In a couple of months The Dag House (though its real name is "Sylvia") will be effectively finished - allowing for a couple of outstanding electrical and painting jobs to be scheduled in. The completion of the backyard will finish off around $100,000 worth of major home improvements and updates ranging from all the landscaping to simple things like new bedside lights.

Who would've thought it possible? I certainly didn't and all of it has taken place since Lynne moved in about six years ago and it's she who has given the house its soul.

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Mireille

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from: mireille21
date: Mar. 4th, 2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
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We hope you'll keep us updated with pics. :)

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the_dags

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from: the_dags
date: Mar. 4th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
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With the backyard I've deliberately held off with the pics until it's finished, though I do have a "before" shot of how it looked after it was all flattened out and there was nothing but dirt. So don't worry, pics will be coming : )

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