There was no back to work on the rockery wall yesterday, as hoped. The machinery the guy is using is still at a shop being repaired (they thought it would be ready by now) and though most of the snow has melted, it's just too wet and muddy now. Sigh....Some rain Wednesday didn't help matters. DH is still working on getting all the parts for his gate piers. He'll need a bunch of rebar, too. He found out the other day our local lumber store does carry it in like 20 ft lengths. He needs it cut up in various sized pieces for his project. The store has a cutter he can use to do it himself, if he wants. He also needs some of it bended. Then he was talking to his friend on the phone last night, who is going to help him with it on Saturday. He said the company he works for has a cutter for metal he can borrow and bring with him, so that will be great. Then DH's dad called and said he has a "bending tool" that you bolt to something and he will ship it to DH. DH will go buy all the rebar today and friend will come with the cutting tool tomorrow and they will get it all cut and bended. We also need our well casing cut down (it's sticking up like 6 feet from the ground) and so DH is going to use that to cut that down, rather than paying our builder or the well guy to do it (when the well guy comes back to put in the pump system inside the well casing). At least he'll have something to do on Saturday to keep busy. He's pretty bummed they couldn't start on the rockery this week. Now, next week is out of the question, too, as the equipment operator guy has to go in for some minor surgery, but needs several days to rest from it.
DH just got back from the lumber store to buy the rebar. He had thought it would come to like $250, but it was only $142. Yay! He usually UNDER estimates what stuff will cost, so this direction is really good.
It appears our property neighbors are realizing how much their dogs bark. DH had stopped at the property yesterday to check on snowmelt again and I think guy was home. Last night I had sent them an email just to let them know to expect machinery and excavating getting started in the next week or two. He replied back that is great news.....just wish our dogs wouldn't bark so much, thanks for putting up with their rudeness! Hopefully they will all just settle down once we are there on a daily basis and it becomes more normal for them. At least they seem aware of the problem and hopefully if it doesn't clear itself up, they will do something to help the situation. They don't strike me as the type that would ignore it, but I've learned people do all kinds of things that they don't care how it affects others.
I'm about a 1/3 of the way or more into reading the next book club book "The Handmaids Tale". It is as boring as the tv series. A very monotonous read. But, I'll get through it. Supposedly in order for a book to be suggested one of the members has to have read it already, so someone must have liked it LOL.