Our new yard is a heckuva lot larger than our current yard. There are also several huge trees with billions of leaves. (I counted.) So, yardwork is taking up much more time that we anticipated, just to keep up with things. We also want to get grass going now while we can and get the garden tilled up for summer produce and herbs.
Add the yard to a new class for me and the fact that Ryan’s been doing some traveling, there has been lots of silence on the house-front.
Let’s just say that one of the most exciting things going on was grass growing.
No seriously. This backyard was nothing but dirt and more dirt a month ago. Pretty much what the outside of the fence is sporting now.
So the fact that it has some green sprouts now is quite an accomplishment, right? Ryan seeded it once again this week in hopes that more grass will take.
Here’s the area that Ryan tilled up for the future garden. We chopped up a bunch of leaves into the dirt as well and will be putting a small fence around it to keep the pugs out. The area with the flags are the radishes that Ryan planted. That’s all that has been planted so far.
This week was also the week that we said goodbye to the clawfoot tub. If you remember, the bathroom didn’t fit the clawfoot with a shower so it had to go. Our friends Dave and Pam picked it up and will lovingly use it in their lovely old home.
It was entertaining to watch the guys try to get that thing down the stairs. Let’s just say that it was solid.
So, I’m afraid that’s all I got for you right now.
There are a few other things in-progress, though:
- I began painting the front door but I’m photo-less and I think I’ll wait until I get another coat (or four) on it to share. We don’t like to leave the doors unlocked for obvious reasons, so it’s a job we can only really do on weekends.
- Ryan’s about halfway done replacing wood boards in the house. This is a really frustrating job for him and he’ll be relieved when it’s done. He’s working on the kitchen right now, which needs the most repairs. When that’s finished, he has to fill all the holes in the wood floors from the cement board that was on top of it.
- Jen and I are going to IKEA to order my cabinets in a few weeks (and to shop of course). I think my layout is confirmed.