Sunday, April 12, 2009

You Will Have to Do Your Pull-Ups Elsewhere....

Just a small update--this weekend, I took it upon myself to remove the rest of the rose bushes (16 in all?) and while doing so, I decided to take on a slightly larger project--getting rid of the ridiculous pull-up bar that has been an eyesore in our courtyard area.

It actually took my mom seeing the thing to even tell us what it was. We suspected that it was a pull-up bar, but really...who would install a pull-up bar in their courtyard? (No offense to the Ramsey's--apparently they had use for it.)

Anyhow, upon digging down on both posts and realizing that this thing had a huge cement base entrenched below ground level, I ran to the 'Pot and bought a metal-cutting blade for the sawzall. Sawzall - 2, bushes/galvanized steel - 0! I didn't think it would be able to gut through the galvanized steel to be honest, but it took all of 30 minutes to get the thing knocked over. I'm going to leave the cement block there for eternity--no need to dig it out manually that I can see. There's video at the bottom for anyone who is interested in the moment of truth.