And the after:
Personally I'm not fond of the board-on-board fence. I think it defeats the purpose of privacy and, more importantly, becomes a haven for stinging insect nests - either wasps and hornets between the boards or, as our neighbors discovered this spring, carpenter bees in the boards. I suppose it would be unChristian of me to wish the members of the HOA who insist on this type of fence get stung? Oh well. At least now Cecilia will be able to play in the back yard without taking off out the back ... yep, been there, done that.