Sometimes you just don’t have the luxury to drop hundreds of dollars for something new.
Take this gate for example. This thing is a pile of garbage!
In addition to it being held up by a leaning fence post on one side and a huge rock on the other (I’m not joking, it’s not even attached to the ground anymore), the dag-gum gate won’t open all the way.
(Do you see the huge rock holding it up?)
The gate hits the paver pathway thingy that the previous owner so crappily installed.
I went out armed with a small shovel ready to move the pavers and dig a deeper hole for them, only to discover that they are all cemented into the ground.
Well, I came this close to just pushing the entire fence down, but I restrained myself and came up with plan B.
Do you realize how hard it is to get the garbage can out from behind the fence when the gate won’t open all the way?
I decided to just trim the gate a bit so that it would clear the pavers.
Cue in the cute little saw I borrowed from my dad.
I literally just ran it across the bottom of the gate and cut about two inches of the gate off.
Here’s part of my mess. I think it’s still out there on the ground. I never cleaned it up. Oops.
I especially love the beautiful WEEDS in the picture. They really just take my image to the next level, don’t they?!
And there ya go, a gate that opens all.the.way.
And if you thought I was joking about a fence post holding the back end of the fence upright, check it out for yourself. You can see it leaning against the fence in front of our AC unit.
One day I’ll have enough money to buy the wood to replace the fence (myself of course), but for now, a fence post, a rock, and a saw work just fine.