We take delivery of 144 square metres of turf today so tomorrow, Mr A-M, A-M and 'friend' are going to attempt to lay it right here.
This area is at the top of our block. We terraced the block so we could have an area for the boys to play on lawn, beyond the pool. Hence the block was cut into 3 levels, lawn, pool area and living and the garage level.
It's a long walk from the front footpath to the 'soccer field to be', up the back, and it is so NOT wheelbarrow accessible...... so transporting the turf will all be via hand with blood, sweat and tears (my contribution, I'm sure). We have to carry it up past the house, up 10 side steps, along a path, up 3 more steps, through the pool gate, past the pool and up 8 more steps. It is going to be interesting. If I can recall, I tried to lift a roll of turf once, ... and it didn't budge. On Saturday, I will, theoretically be lifting many!
Do you like our pool filter? We call it the 'Tardis'. It sits behind our pool house and will eventually be disguised somehow. Lloydy installed a larger filter than we really need to ensure that it will never be 'overstrained' and will run smoothly. Good on ya Lloydy. Hey where are you? You have still got some tiles and a gurney to collect. Lloydy generally turns up around dinner time so we might see him this weekend for a meal and a laugh!
Looking back, from the 'soon to be turfed' area, to the house. Those second floor windows are the ones painted shut and they are still just an undercoat. They look ok from here though!
Can't wait to use the pool. Lloydy has installed beautiful blue lights that light up the inside of the pool at night. It's magical!
Lloydy masquerades as 'Lloyd A. Brouwers', Future Pools and Spas Pty Ptd (phone: 0413 434 474). He builds the best pools, is meticulous, never has to advertise (as people just gossip about his great work) and he has never been known to say no to a coffee, an anzac biscuit, A-M's special toasted wraps or any substantial meal for that matter! Love ya Lloyd.
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