The front walk looks like runway lights…

Kind of like noon in the dead of night…

Just wanted to make a quick post about our eventful day.  Paul works a kind of interesting schedule, Sunday and Monday nights, Tuesday-Thursday days.  He has Friday and Saturday off.  It’s been really nice having him off on Friday’s, as those happen to be my Dr. appointment days! 

Yesterday we went to Home Depot to pick out some electric outside lights to line our flower beds/walkway.  We found a set of lights we liked, and decided that first thing Friday morning we would put them outside.  Paul was up early this morning to get started.  I will admit it took me a little bit longer to get out of bed, but I met him outside just as he was finishing pulling out all the old solar powered lights.  

A before picture:

Front Left of House

Front Left of House

Front Right Side of House

Front Right Side of House

 

Some During Pictures:

Digging a trench

Digging a trench

Creating a tunnel under the sidewalk

Creating a tunnel under the sidewalk

Since we wanted lights on both sides of the walk, there needed to be a tunnel under the sidewalk to run the cable.  Paul cut a wooden dowel to an edge and then hammered it through the ground.  He then ran the cable through the tunnel and out the other side. 

It worked!

It worked!

The other side

The other side

Pulling the dowel out

Pulling the dowel out

And the wire is through...

And the wire is through...

Once the wire was passed through, it was time to dig the trenches to put the wire in, and connect the lights…

Trenches

Trenches

Connecting the lights.

Connecting the lights.

Packing pack in the dirt/mulch

Packing pack in the dirt/mulch

Finished Product.

Finished Product.

So there it is…  Our beautiful new lights!  Paul broke one while trying to connect it, but will be replacing it tomorrow.  We are extremely pleased with the way they turned out!!  Now all we need are some more pretty plants, some edging and we will have a beautiful front walk. 

Tune in tomorrow for a post about the annual Zombie walk downtown, and of course…  My birthday dinner!!  Happy weekend to all!!!

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