We had a torrential rain last week that caused a room to flood at Chris and Lorna’s. The water poured onto a small deck and into Judy’s apartment and it had to be fixed. I love this sort of DIY project and, happily, I got to help Chris with it! (Steve is recovering from minor abdominal surgery so was not allowed to help this time.)
The physical labor was just hard enough to get our attention but not so hard as to make us give up. My favorite part was thinking about how to get a lot of water to flow quickly away from the house. It took two of us to sort it out and it meant altering the deck and installing a new French drain. Fingers and toes are crossed that it works :-).
Now I’ll go back to the digging up of the Bermuda and nut grass in Chris and Lorna’s side yard. There’s about a 6′ x 6′ section left and I hope I can finish in 2-3 weeks. I don’t have much to do in my own yard and I am in the mood for outdoor work—and it’s good to be busy :-).