Hit a Lull

Things are kind of quiet this week. We’re waiting to hear back about measurements for the kitchen and the status of the draw. We’ve also been busy with work/cat health problems.

Last Sunday we did manage to get the rest of the front garden area dug out and planted with some (birthday!) annuals. Loving the purple. We’re not all the way there yet but the front is looking nice. For the outside we still need to finish up the lattice work, add barriers behind the existing lattice, and add mulch. That will be this weekend’s goals, along with scraping paint from the porch.

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The Weekend

Now that the weather is warming up (sort of anyway) we’re able to spend more of our time working on the non-contract related house items. At this point that basically leaves us the outside of the house. And packing, but we’re putting that off for now.

Before:

Note the lovely dead mums, the overgrown grass/garden area, and the rotting frame on the wiring under the porch.

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During:

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Also apparently the mums weren’t completely dead.

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After:

Just pretend that I’m finished with garden area.

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Aside from weeds/onion grass and a valiant attempt from the mums this has been the only thing to bloom in our yard so far.

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