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Friday, June 21, 2013

I Can See My House From Here!

Well, it's Summer, and I hope you all have amazing and fun plans for the weekend.  We are going to have a BBQ on Saturday night, but our REALLY exciting plans are to do....yardwork.  Yay! I say that with all the sarcasm I can muster up in the morning, I'm not that excited.  But, I'm pretty cheap, so we're doing it ourselves.  We aren't doing the fun kind though, we're doing the tedious kind.. removing gigantic bushes so our house doesn't look like the one that the kids say a witch lives in. I'm no witch.  Remember when I shared that we painted our front retaining wall white?
It was a huge change for the better that totally drew our attention to how the front looks from the street.  See how you can't really see our  house at all? Yea, we're gonna need to change that...  The problem is that these bushes are like 20 feet tall, but are luckily hollow. It just takes a long time to do it. I won't bore you with the details of how yard work goes, I'm sure we've all been there.. all I can say though is that it IS worth the sweat...

So here's the before...
Going.... Going...
And that's only ONE of the bushes.... that took all day! Ok, we started at like 2:30, but whatever.  It's not just the trimming that's a pain, it's dealing with the branches you trimmed off.  Oh well, I love that you can see the house, and now we can give these bushes a fresh start and keep them medium sized vs. gigantic.  Plus now we get to fill up the front with fun flowering shrubs.. now THAT'S fun.. (no sarcasm there..)

I made a fun gif of it, my first ever.

Well that's just lovely. Eek, kind of hard to look at... sorry bout that!  So anyway, that's the plan for Sunday - reel in the other two bushes.

***Update 8/26/13: Took care of those bushes.  See the details here.***

What are you doing for the first official weekend of Summer?

Have a great one!


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  1. Looks great!!! You have way improved the curb appeal!

    1. Thanks! Hopefully on Sunday we will have two more down......we'll see......

  2. Looking Better And Better!! Love The Gif Effect. :) Love, Mom xoxo

  3. Wow! When you said trimming bushes, I was thinking the few feet tall kind. I am impressed! I love that you can see your house now! I would love to be outside doing yard work this weekend, but it is all about the stairs for me. STILL!

    1. Yea, good luck with those stairs! Thanks - the bushes are mega, and we did them BY HAND. clip clip clip... I just bought a chain saw, that should help, but I'm worried about getting the branches off the steep hillside. we'll see how it goes!


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