It started with a trip to Home Depot and a handy 10% off coupon.
Two pickup loads were required to get it into the garage.
King of the pile.
The old fence allowed us to have our first fire in the fireplace. And who's that sexy bride in the corner?
The new fence started off well, with the easiest post hole digging ever. Then we hit the concrete. We spent miserable hours digging out a dozen or so giant chunks of concrete that had held fence posts in the past (see the chunk in the lower right corner of the lead photo to see what I'm talking about). This is why I don't believe in concrete around fence posts and will always practice the tamping method, passed down to me by my father.
Cousin Vincent enjoys digging out concrete, not to mention huge roots.
Eventually we were able to start screwing boards on.
And we did finish (notice the new height compared to the old). It took us three mostly full days and 87 Tecates to tackle this beast of a project, and we couldn't have done it without our wonderful family. They deserve a huge thank you.