This was a picture taken before we bought the house
This huge tree towered perilously above the house and one of the first tasks was to get it removed
At this stage we had just moved in and the back garden was a mess
Here I had just started to rebuild the fence between the house and the garage adding a gate and a power supply underground to the garage.
One of my first tasks was to replace the fence between the house and garage
Wow, that tree was big!
The next job was to clear the bushes and ivy that surrounded the base of the tree
Almost all gone!
With the tree and bushes gone we were able to extend the lawn
Notice the base of the big tree still prominent in the lawn. This was eaten away by termites within a couple of years.
In the back corner of the garden was a really productive Peach tree. Note the washing line 'T' pole prominent in early US gardens (before washer dryers)
Anne's early Toyota Cressida.
A remodel job on the kitchen saw the introduction of a dishwasher and the change of the counter tops.
I dry walled the garage and generally tidied it up.
I also added drywall the the room above the garage and turned it into a guest room.
Here is the peach tree in summer.
We also had grapes along the back fence!
The front of the house with a later model Toyota Cressida and the garden marigolds in full bloom. When we sold the house we had to have the chimney stack taken down and rebuilt because it was damaged in the Northridge earthquake.
Tomato's were looking good until the raccoons came!
This was a view of the city looking North from the roof of the house. After the Northridge earthquake we had to have the chimney completely rebuilt.
It was Christmas and time to add lights, this year I went overboard
The new shade arbor
I built a shade arbor where the old laundry drying area used to be.
Its dinner time and the cats smell food.