Today marked the first day in which we had to mow the lawn in the backyard. It had gotten long enough in many parts so we had to mow it.
My mower and other tools hadn’t been started in over 3 months. So they took a little while to start, but they did in the end.
The work in the backyard still continues. As you can see from the photos below the brickwork being created around this area is nearing completion. Unfortunately to progress it further I had to complete some drainage works. That has now been done to enable us to continue the wall around.
Once the wall is finished the surface area will need to be removed a little around the drainage area to enable us to have enough depth left over to put the final top level dressing on this area. It will be some compacted roadbase and stones (as seen in other areas of the backyard). Will build some steps and that will subsequently complete the area.
Had a need to use a Core Drill.
Lucky for me someone offered to loan me one they had, and I was most appreciated by the gesture.
It worked perfectly to perform what was required. I really love this power tool. Best power tool ever if you ask me.
Today marked the installation of the last post and section of our Timber Retaining Wall.
It’s not exactly retaining a great deal, it’s just to give us a better presentation on the side of the house and enabled us to plant a hedging plant. Will see how it grows over time.
This is now considered completed. Unfortunately I have moved on to even further pending jobs in backyard.
Will post a completed photo very soon.
The computer has now been installed and given to its new owner. It’s operating very well.
Here is a few updated pictures on our backyard progress. More grass has been put down and the garden bed is nearly ready for plants.
Today I completed some installation tasks on the machine and added an TP-Link Wireless card (Model: TL-WN881ND) which I’ve had for a while and is a spare unit.
I really like this card as it works on Windows 8 upwards, and you don’t have to install any drivers or software. It works out of the box with Windows.
Here is a picture of the finished computer.
System was built tonight. I added to the machine a spare Sandisk 120G SSD drive I had, and also a SATA DVD Burner Optical Drive.
I had a few problems installing the CPU cooler, but after some initial tweaking got things completed.
Very impressed with the performance from the little Celeron processor. Certainly makes a nice workstation for general word processing, internet and email usage.
Ordered a few computer parts to build a modest system up for my mum. Below is a list of the items I purchased.
I already have a DVD burner, SSD drive and PCI-e wireless card which I will install in the computer. Should make a very capable machine, and upgrade.