Diana's Sculpture and
The Garden Bridge
September 12, 2008

The Sculpture

Diana met an artist who designed a sculpture for her garden. It looks exactly like the picture. It is made from tile and mirrors and other cool stuff and really dresses up the front of the house.

The Garden Bridge

(Click on the little picture to see the big picture.)

The bricks we put down to cover the hole we dug for the sewer line repair (Remember? If not, Click Here for the story.) started falling into the earth (because I didn't do such a good job filling in the hole). We had a couple of estimates to fix the problem and they came in around $7500. I decided to spend $4000 and do it myself by putting a bridge over the troubled earth. (This was before Sarah Palin and The Bridge To Nowhere hit the news.)

The bridge came  from Joe at Redwood Garden Bridge (click for their website). He talked me through the process and sent three boxes of stuff that I built into an 11 foot by 4 foot bridge in a single day, just like Rome. (Or was it that Rome wasn't built in a day? I forget.)

After building it, I had to move it out of position, rip up the rest of the bricks, build a concrete footing for it to anchor to, then drag it back and cement it in place. We finally have a walkway that will not sink into the earth. These photos are of the process:


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