|2009 - Rodney the dog left his mark when his owners extended the 1949 mystery slab, surrounded it with chain link fencing, added a wobbly trellis and turned it into a dog kennel with access to the garage.|
Our back yard is already pretty small, so I don't think adding more concrete is our way to leave a mark the property, so we're going to break out of the concrete mold and reclaim the yard!
We had no use for a dog kennel, so after a couple of months of trying to come up with some way to make use of the concrete pad, I finally decided that what we really need is a play area for the boys. Concrete + kid's play area = cracked heads, so I'm giving up on the concrete pad and going with demolition! I already pulled down the trellis a while back, leaving this view of the yard with the concrete slab marked. I think it will be great to have a swingset in this shady area.
I like to think that I'm a DIY girl, but I'm not quite up to hauling concrete to the dump and I'm a little nervous about what might be lurking beneath a 62-year old mystery slab, so I've hired someone to come over and take care of it for us. Next week I should be able to show some lovely photos of my yard sans concrete!