Wow, it's been quiet around here, and I apologize for not giving any warning. My husband had the past week off on vacation and I didn't find out until 2 days in advance.... because that's just how we roll, lol!
During that week we got a lot done. I will be sharing pictures soon but just wanted to post a quick update. Right before my husband's week off, I got the front door painted, some pots painted yellow and the front garden cleaned up, it looks so much better.
After that, we tore out a 616 square foot unused garden which was full of weeds. This garden took up a good chunk of our backyard but luckily it was at the very back. It was full of random plants and vegetables, we had no idea what anything was and everything was taken over by the weeds. Needless to say, we had to rent a rototiller to get everything out of the garden. My husband's boss lent us his trailer so we could rent the rototiller. Now we're just waiting for the grass seed to grow!
One of the best things about having the trailer here is that we took 3 loads to the dump! You have no idea how good it feels to be rid of so much stuff that was just stealing space in our shed and yard! We had old roofing materials that we'd thought we'd use and never did, so that all went.
The biggest thing we did during the past 10 days though was building a deck! It wasn't really even planned, but the old one wasn't usable and was very narrow. My husband and I are both sunburned even though we used sunscreen, we were just constantly outside and it's hard to keep up with reapplying sunscreen in the middle of a project.
Unfortunately we had to lose some trees and a large boxwood in order to clean up the big garden and to also put in a deck, but I am ok with that. We did manage to transplant our other boxwood.
So, there you go, that's where I've been. It's been full steam ahead for the past two weeks and now I just have to take some more pictures, upload and edit them and share with you all!
Oh, and we both also celebrated our birthdays the weekend before last and mother's day as well, talk about hectic!
Have you tackled any long-planned projects lately?