It was another busy week for us but we did manage to get a little bit done – mostly on Sunday afternoon and completely outside! It was a nice day and we HAD to take advantage of it. We’re still in that time of year where the weather is unpredictable. One day might be winter and the next summer and sometimes in the same day! That’s the Midwest for you.
In the front, David removed a rose bush from the raised bed next to the driveway. The bush was a menace to anyone trying to get into a car.
He also removed some dead bushes and a “tree weed” in the front as well as trimming the other bushes.
We found several of these paving stones in the front. They’re kind of cool so we’ll try to work them into the landscaping.
Then he moved to the back. He did a LOT of pruning in the back. It makes me sad to see some of the large bushes cut back but I know in the end they’ll be better because of it.
He also mowed the leaves. The yard was COVERED!
And cleaned out the “gutter” between the screened porch and the deck.
He hung swings for the grandkids and spent time swinging them.
As for me, I continued scraping paint outside and worked a little more on scraping the adhesive off the wood floor in the entry.
And finally, just for fun, this photo from family dinner night. We had been outside grilling and playing with the grandkids. When we came back in to eat dinner, our daughter-in-law took her muddy boots off and left them in the back entry. I walked around the corner and saw her boots. It was kind of creepy and funny all at the same time. Kind of looks like an invisible person was standing there!!!
More updates next week!