Wednesday Construction – walls and steps

But first, Heather and I did a little drive on Monday to see where the snow is:

On Monday we drove up to see some snow. This is a trailhead near Mt. Rose.

We’re in a bit of a drought here and there hasn’t been any snow at the house for a month.  We had to drive up to the ski areas to find some.  This looks like snow, but there was a lot of ice there too.

We’re in the third week of having a construction crew on-site and looks like they may be here for a day or two next week.  Here’s the current progress:

I’ve ordered the shed that will go on this gravel area. Should be here in March.

They’re almost done. The new retaining walls are in and the stairs are complete.

At the very top of the hill is a little patio where you can see out over north Reno.  Here’s the view around sunset:

The view from the top of our hill. My iPhone camera doesn’t really do the view justice.

This project has been taking a lot of our time so other projects are on a bit of a hold right now.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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39 Responses to Wednesday Construction – walls and steps

  1. Christi says:

    I think you have the most interesting yard I’ve ever seen! Most are just squares or L-shaped — you practically have a park!
    Nice pictures of the snow, too. 🙂

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  2. Sue says:

    Beautifully done!! I love the view from the backyard 😊

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  3. Absolutely lovely back yard, Andrew. Nice job!

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  4. Baydreamer says:

    Looks like a beautiful setting! We have gophers to contend with, then will start some work of our own. Enjoy! That view is awesome, too!

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  5. It’s coming along really well Andrew. Great view too.

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  6. Wow, it’s gorgeous! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of such a beautiful place.

    Snow is something I’d prefer to visit, too; but it seems as though it will soon be visiting us. We’ve got snowfall warnings starting on Sunday, so I guess it’s time to hunker down. I grew up on the prairies, so it still seems odd to me that a bit of snow can cause so much consternation; but I can see why. We’ll likely lose power, as usual. Always an adventure… 🙂

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  7. G. J. Jolly says:

    It looks like you have way over 100ft. to your property line in the back. In California, that’s worth a lot. Nice property, Andrew.

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  8. mitchteemley says:

    Looks like a great private retreat, Andrew!

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  9. Dave says:

    Great idea, putting the little patio all the way at the top. I expect there will many contemplative moments up there with your wife. Picturesque views have a way of bringing deeper thought to the surface.

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  10. pommepal says:

    Great start looking forward to seeing what plants you put in

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  11. Isn’t that lovely – I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

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  12. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Your home and surroundings look beautiful and there are other houses nearby too. Regards

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  13. Wow! That looks terrific!! You and your wife are going to enjoy that so much and especially the view. 🙂

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  14. Your home and yard are looking very good, Andrew.

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  15. Dave Foyle says:

    Your terraced hill and patio look great! Enjoy it with wine and snacks. That’s the best part of being retired!

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  16. Relax... says:

    Lovely views!

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  17. Loreeebee says:

    man, totally jealous of that landscaping opportunity!! Love all the rock!

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