Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Fences Make Good Neighbors
Silly me. I thought with the kids back in school, I'd actually have more time on my hands. I should have known better. First of all, the only time I do have to myself is from 8am until 11:00am. That's when Isaiah is on school. After that, all bets are off. Last year, he would sleep in until mid-morning, wake up, take a bath, eat, and be on the bus. That gave me a decent day. But now, when Isaiah comes home from school he doesn't nap and totally wants to eat, play and go outside. And if you know anything about me, you know I don't really enjoy very many facets of the "outdoors". But here I sit on blanket in my backyard while my little guy happily marches the perimeter of our fence. A fence that won't be up for very much longer...
The fence company is coming in early October to take down our "temporary fence". Yes, you can rent anything ~ including a fence. This is the perfect solution for many families living on post. J and I crunched the numbers and found out early on that it would be cheaper to rent a fence for the time we were here than to build one on our own with even the most inferior supplies. So, what goes up must come down. I must say the timing is just about perfect. When we signed the contract, we weren't sure if we'd be here a year, 18 months or the standard 3 years. But now with the move to D.C. imminent and cooler days ahead, I guess it's as good a time as any.
But now how will I keep Isaiah in and the pesky neighbor kids out?
off to Google "temporary invisible electric fence" ;)