Final Phase- The Fence!



Putting up the fence took the longest of all of the phases! It stretched over the span of a few days, and it was the phase that made Matt the most nervous. A platform without a fence. It kept him working evening after evening.

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The fence against the Condie’s was the trickiest. He had to lean way over into their yard to drill the fence slats over. I seriously thought he was going to fall a few times!

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Jackson made himself at home during the project!

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Ashlyn made herself goofy during the project 🙂

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Luckily when Matt was putting in the slats on the Dixon’s side (they have no trees against the fence!) he could put up a ladder and drill away! Megan was Matt’s helper that day and tried to anticipate every need. Unfortunately, this was her first construction project. Ha! She needs a few more under her belt 🙂 Above: Megan saying, “Here dad! Need a screw?”

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Here’s a hammer dad!

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Here’s a level dad!

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“Man, I wonder what tool he does need?”

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While Megan was up on the clubhouse helping Matt…..

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…. the kids were underneath enjoying the sand.

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Sunday evening brought everyone outside, even with the half-finished fence. Dylan brought up the tea table chairs.

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Megan and Dylan sat up there, just watching the chicken and dropping leaves to them.

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Jackson got resourceful with a bucket.

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Megan has this amazing face!

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She is not brave enough to go up the ladder or down the slide, even now (in July). When she is up in the clubhouse, she is UP there until someone (me) gets her down.

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It was a peaceful day- not too hot- with some kids in church clothes, some in regular clothes, and some already in jammies!

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Finally all of the fence slats are in! We’ve slept out there, had movie nights on top and played for hours! Matt did such a great job!!


One response »

  1. Absolutely precious!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE enter Megan’s “portrait one” into a contest. you couldn’t have gotten that if you had posed her. Thanks again, M

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