Sunday, April 6, 2008

Weekly Winners

Here I am, late again. I apologize, but I've been so busy working all weekend that I hardly have time for anything else. It feels really good to be so productive each weekend -- on Saturday evenings I feel like the next day should be Monday because I've done so much in just one day. But I never thought I could have so much fun doing manual labor. I am loving owning a home!

I sooo meant to put this picture up last week, but I stuck it in a folder and totally forgot. This is a picture of the snow we had on Easter day:

Yard Work
I do a LOT of work on the front yard this weekend -- about 14 hours worth. But I guess I didn't take very good pictures of it. I raked up 5 large yard bags stuffed full of leaves, pulled a lot of dead plants, planted a row of tulips and daffodils, planted summer bulbs around the mailbox, planted azaleas behind the mailbox, and mulched everything down. I am really mad the pictures didn't turn out that well! I couldn't see the screen on my camera because it was so sunny. I'll see if I can't grab some better pictures this coming weekend.

Also, Alex blames the brown grass on the type of grass, I think it had to do with the 5 large bags of dead leaves I pulled from it. Hopefully it'll green up soon now that it's cleared.

TIP: If you maximize these two pictures in seperate windows, and then switch between the two, you'll see the changes better.

Yard before:

Yard After:

My freshly planted Azalea bushes (behind the mailbox):

Freshly planted Daffodil from the front yard, up close and personal:

Remember the bathroom? Last week I left you with a big hole in the wall:

The studs have been rebuilt, and drywall was put up:

And now insulation:

And finally, a self portrait:


secret agent mama said...

Great job!!!

maggie's mind said...

Looking good!

lynda w said...

Looks like it's coming along nicely. Glad the weather cooperated for you. Looks great!

Amy said...

The yard looks great and I love the azalea!

MamaFlo said...

There are times (albeit not many) when I miss the winters up north. I loved it when we had a substantial snowfall, especially when it wouldn't be ruined so quickly, it was so quiet and beautiful - nothing else quite like it.

The landscaping is coming along quite nice as is the interior renovations. I'll agree that work you do on your own home is somehow different than any other kind of work.

I look forward to seeing more as you complete the steps.

Congratulations on another day quit!

Mz Diva said...

I would have to get a gardner to help me with that yard. Lets just put it this way, I have a totally BLACK thumb as opposed to a green one! I am jealous! Your plants are beautiful!

RG3 said...

Nice Work! Thanks for sharing :)