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The following are some before and after photos of our recent work on trying to upgrade the look of our home by painting the back and side fences.  Note: we didn’t actually try to “fix” the fences.  We only painted them.  This is based on what I learned 40+ years ago in Basic Training: “If it grows, trim it.  If it don’t grow and don’t move, paint it.”  I’m including three older “before” photos for comparison…  A lot of work, but we’re happy with the results.  Not bad for a couple of retirees.
Before After
James

James

Picture of back and retaining wall done.

Back and retaining wall done.

Image of Shiva at "Before" back fence.

Shiva at “Before” back fence.

Picture of back, retaining wall and north side done.

Back, retaining wall and north side done.

Picture of Hil and Shiva

Hil and Shiva

Picture of awkward corner behind tree

Awkward corner behind tree

Picture of back done; south side to go

Back done; south side to go

View of patio area

View of patio area

Picture of south side fence done

South side fence done

Picture of North side fence done

North side fence done

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2017 Both Dismissed
2016 Poetry Isn’t Going To Work
2015 MA Fix
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2014 Actually
2013 Unfortunate Evolutionary Accidents
2012 Tense (Past, Present And Future)
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I walk our family dog “Shiva” most every day.  She loves sniffing fences, grass, trees and posts of various types (including fire hydrants).  Most times she takes a “little” longer than I would like her to and I give her a slight tug on the leash or say her name to get her to move along to the next smell.  I think from now on I may give her a count of 10 instead of a count of seven.  After all, I should allow time for the comments as well as for the blog post.
Dog Blogging

Dog Blogging

[The above image is from the comic strip “9 Chickweed Lane“, which I read most every day at the following site:  http://www.gocomics.com/9chickweedlane
The actual post date was 19 February 2017.  I’m not sure how to create a link to the specific posting.
I do NOT own the rights to the image, I have not asked permission to repeat it, and am I NOT hoping to make any profit from showing it.  It is merely being used because it made me laugh out loud.
If you find the comic amusing, please visit the creator’s (Brooke McEldowney) post at gocomics.com and give it a “like”.   Oh, and click on the image to see a larger version / more readable     —    KMAB]
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Only One Part
2015 Positive Acts Of Creation
2014 One Thing Is Clear
2013 Corrections
See Greatness
2012 Gemutlichkeit
2011 Back On The Asphalt
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