But once I took off my rose colored glasses, I saw the project list growing. Thankfully, we tackled a few on the list this weekend. Here's what's on the docket:
-de-leaf the yard
-Remove window awning over
-Remove/replace edging on rocked areas
-Remove clothes line
-Build a fire pit
Of course, with every project ever there are issues that arise crushing your dreams of accomplishing it all. We started with the awnings, because i've wanted the ones off over the dining room windows since like day 1. These windows face south and I want ALL THE LIGHT in the house. UNFORTUNATELY it seems we need the strength of the HULK to de-screw this thing. I didn't want to take a hammer to it as i'd like to avoid replacing the siding.
The awning over the garage window came down much easier, thankfully.
Next up was a weird rock pile in the middle of the yard. We dug up the rocks and relocated them, then spread some seed in the area. I suppose the upside to all the rain this week is I won't have to water it?
Little moments of overgrown bushes line my house. I can see that a few rabbits have taken over the area since the house has been vacant. I cleared out the area and trimmed them down... here's hopin' they are pretty once they grow out!
Last on my to-do list for the day was to tackle a rusted railing on the side door to my house.
I have painted a few railings in my day and the worst thing that could happen is that some of the paint drips onto the concrete steps - which is basically impossible to un-do. So I taped all the edges and used a make-shift drop cloth of a paper bag.
Then I just used a little brush to coat the whole thing.
Working outside is a nice little change of pace from all the indoor projects this winter. But ALAS! The rain will be keeping me indoors once again. I guess it's time to finally put the trim on in the bathroom....