May 26, 2011

Bye, Bye Fence Posts

We knew it wasn't going to be easy to get rid of our chain link fence posts (which is why we put it off for so long), but it was worse than we thought.  Not only were we restricted to certain hours on certain days (all of those being regular weekday work hours) to drop them off at the center, once we finally got the posts over there they refused to take them because of the cement.  UGH.  What used fence posts don't have cement on them?!  Couldn’t they have mentioned that on the phone?  So poor Mike had to lug them all the way home, unload them from the car and go buy a special (aka expensive) metal/cement cutting blade for our reciprocating saw (because the metal posts were filled with the cement at the bottom).

It was a huge pain for Mike to cut them all, but it did work.  Eventually.  All 16 fence posts were cut above and below the cement, leaving the concrete pieces small enough for disposal and then metal posts could be recycled.  And now (hooray!) our yard is free and clear of all the chain link and posts that previously plagued the side of the garage.  One more small step in a massive yard overhaul.

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