|Back deck heat pump view|
I had the nephew out again this week for three days. I had him finish digging the front ditch. We do still have a little bit of water, it isn’t much but it is still present. I have decided to make the back deck a priority. We finished digging it out and I installed the new rock wall. Unfortunately, I was being a cheapskate and did not purchase the blocks that you can stack vertically and have a ceramic pin holding them all together in a single vertical wall. They were $9/each and I could not spend it. Instead I bought the $1.79 blocks and had to overlap them. This necessitated some gravel behind the blocks to hold them in place. I had the entire rock wall done, stood back and looked at my handiwork and realized that the heat pump was going to be an eye sore. There is no easy way to move the heat pump so that means hiding it in such a way that air can still flow around the heat pump. I had to tear the wall out again and then move it out of the way to dig some post holes for the decorative wall. I dug and set the posts and then reinstalled the rock wall. I did not have any boards for the louvers so that will be a trip to Home Depot. Heath filled in behind the blocks with gravel. I built a channel to protect the power and coolant lines.