Old Ladies Rock

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Real Estate Agent with Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL SL 463072

Old Ladies Rock. gate from rear


As you can see from the early pictures I had a big old board up beside my house to keep my little dogs from being able to get to the front of my house. The reason I had to do this was because my little dogs are barkers and they are a special breed called Chinese Crested, one of them is hairless and the other is a powder puff.

So, not only do I want my dogs irritating all of the people who go by but they are at risk of theft, too. This barrier I had is exterior plywood which was once used for a hurricane protection for the windows.

I couldn't stand it anymore and decided that even though I am OLD, 64, I could do it myself. My son said he would help me but knowing that he is soooooooooooooo busy with his work and family it was just worth a try.

As you can see it was built from scratch, holes, Quickcrete, etc was all little ole me. I am so proud of my gate that I may burst. Hope you like it, too.

 

TangoYin Yang

here comes the gate

 gate from front

Before gate

 

 

gate from rear

 

 

Comments (9)

Scott Nowling
Prudential Starck - Saint Charles, IL
Prudential Starck

Nan:  I think we get you some duct tape and a can of WD 40 and you can open a construction & repair business if the real estate thing doesn't work out:-)  Scott

Jan 27, 2013 08:28 AM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Hey, Scott.  I have duct tape, gorilla tape, WD-40 and silicone spray. Guess I will have to think of a name for my new business.

Jan 27, 2013 08:45 AM
John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Hey Nan, looks like you did a great job! Now your feisty little ones will be living in style.

Jan 27, 2013 09:25 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

hi ho hi ho it's off to fix I go!  that is our weekend mantra on our 5 acre property but it is fun!

Jan 27, 2013 09:48 AM
Frank Laisch
Orlando, FL
"The Insurance Guy"

Nan, That is great work! you can do anything with a little patience and effort. I hope to see you in Orlando the week at the Awards banquet  

Jan 27, 2013 08:53 PM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Hi Mark. I wish you all the best. If I had 5 acres, I would have to sell it. All I can barely do is my little 75x110.

Jan 27, 2013 10:18 PM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Frank, I am not planning to go to Orlando any time soon for the banquet. Maybe we can meet next time.

Jan 27, 2013 10:21 PM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Hi John. Yup, they have a little more space but not TOO much. This is not their only yard, but just the one they use when I am not home.

Jan 27, 2013 11:55 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Nan - I haven't seen you for a while; hope things are going well! See you soon.

Mar 20, 2013 04:15 AM