While I was trying to prepare La Ponita for her show last weekend, my parents came up to help me knock out a few little projects. So, here, in all it's glory is my new bridge.
Before: trees, creek, swamp.
Don't worry, I said. This will be totally doable, I said. Not a problem, I said.
Just a little bit of tree clearing and we're golden!
I can see it now... Beautiful bridge over babbling brook. Like a post card.
Oh, flags are up. This might really happen!
Yeah, Dad, that tree needs to go.
Nearly there... Just a touch more to go.
Tiiiiiiiimmmmmbbbbbbeeeerrrrr!Now what do we do with all of the trees and wood that had to be cleared? Oh wait... I know!
It's all starting to come together, one post hole at a time.
With a little imagination you can hear Dad swearing at rocks.
What is that I see, a new recruit? Excellent. Visitors will be put to work immediately.
I knew there had to be a picture of me working somewhere....
The girls hard at work while the boys look on. Hmm...
Supports? Check. Frame? Check. Decking?
Someone's gotta hold this rail up, I suppose.
Definite improvement from the original model....
Of course, many thanks to Dave, Carol, Dad and Mom for help on this project! It wouldn't have gotten done without you guys!