I know you wanted to see my new pathway to the sidewalk. I’m so glad it’s finished. And it’s nice and wide, so I can maneuver a knee scooter over it next week.
On either side of my new pathway he landscaped and added mulch, which defines the path I think.
Across the sidewalk from the pathway is Ron and Pat’s apartment yard and patio. Remember Ron the ship builder? His grandson built his pathway as well.
I recall what my yard looked like before (wish I’d taken photos) and it was so uneven and sloped that I was afraid to walk on it.
There was a large ornamental grass plant, like the other one you can kind of see below, right splat in the middle of where the path needed to go.
Another View Of The New Pathway To The Sidewalk:
So he had to dig the big ornamental grass plant out before he could dig the pathway.
He left it over to the side on the grass and someone took it during the night. I really had no place I wanted to put it anyway.
He had to leave (on the right) one side of the path raised because that is the ground at the end of the concrete blocks. The concrete blocks are raised for drainage purposes (I’m assuming anyway).
So he had to raise the soil perimeter to blend it into the left side of the path. Which is where the line of concrete blocks are shown above.
The Dirt Left In Digging The New Pathway To The Sidewalk:
See those big pieces that were tree roots Ron’s grandson had to hack out of there with an ax.
In the middle of where the pathway was to go was a big hump of dirt with the ornamental grass on top.
You can see above how much soil he had to dig out. It was one hard job, I can tell you. I got tired just watching him.
Having My Coffee:
I’m sitting here drinking my cup of coffee after being outside moving plants around. I’m hoping that that one sprinkler head by the pathway will water them while I have a cast on.
I moved my house plants inside to make it easier to water them post-surgery.
Outside plants dry out pretty quickly, especially those in containers. And I have told myself, if some die, they die.
Because I don’t know if I’ll feel like riding my knee scooter out there every day to water them. Not at first anyway.
Then I guess she stays up most of the night sitting inside the closed curtains looking at whatever critters are out there. My sweet Ivy.
A Rabbit In Front Of My Apartment:
Yesterday I had to take something to Steve next door, and there was a rabbit right in my path.
So I paused and the rabbit went completely still.
I waited a bit, but finally, I had to go ahead and walk over to Steve’s apartment, and the rabbit hopped away.
Chores To Be Done Before Surgery Next Monday:
I’m trying to look ahead to what I’ll need to have done before surgery. I have to get one of those knee scooters so I can get around, for one thing.
I’ve moved Ivy’s litter box out of the closet because a scooter could not get past the washing machine to get in there. And of course I’ll need to get to the litter box to clean it.
I ordered two things I will use after surgery.
The first is a memory foam leg support and elevation pillow that is designed to be used after surgery for an ankle or leg.
I know from experience that piled-up bed pillows shift and fall over.
It has handles to shift it into place, which is a nice feature.
Waterproof Cast Cover:
And the second thing I ordered was this waterproof leg cast cover for showering. This should come in handy.
Can you think of anything else I might need post-surgery?