More yard work

14 09 2009

In preparation for our upcoming housewarming party I was outside once again doing too much yardwork.  We bought a hedge saw so I cut the bushes down – all 22 of them.  Daws counted!  I layed down more mulch in two of the areas that were overgrown with weeds.  Mulch doesn’t kill weeds people – not in the least-doesn’t help one bit-even though right on the bag it claims it does – liars!  I bought 3 more bags of mulch – had one left over and Steve had to go by two more.  This time I layed it out much thicker – hoping it would work better. 

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We planted a couple small rose bushes and will probably add a third in front of the lamp.  The daffodils come up every year in the front so I’m not changing much there.

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I cut the crap out of the bushes as you can see.  I had to- to make them look similar I had to cut the middle ones small then the one on the right looked dumb being so big next to the other bushes.  I bought a new planter and planted some mums – they are beautiful.

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The back bushes won’t look the small thanks to area not being level.  But they look much better so I’m happy with that.

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New nice comfy swivel chairs. 

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New tropical plants – one came from Steve’s shop and needs some love.

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Side bushes but what I want you to see it the nice CLEAN from millions of leaves drive way.  We bought a new blower and it’s GREAT!





New Art

22 08 2009

The art I purchased in Oregon is finally matted framed and on display. 

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Gorgeous right?  It’s hanging over the television.

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I also found a couple art posters for the bedroom while waiting for the matte.  I’ve been looking for some art for the bedroom and got lucky finding them at 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  One still needs a frame – I wanted to see if the cheap frame looked ok before I purchased a second one.  I wasn’t able to get a great photo with or without the flash 😦

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Needed a lift

18 07 2009

And being the Gemini I am – needed a change.

Not much to change but this…

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And here’s the art piece I purchased in Cannon Beach that will be up on the wall over the tv as soon as I get it framed.  Love it!

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Bedroom changes

31 05 2009

If the ugliness wasn’t enough the constant noise of the bedroom ceiling fan was more than enough to want a change.  Of course it was low on my list of what to change so it wasn’t going to be changed anytime soon.  Until Steve had had enough of it as well and decided to pick it from my list of birthday wishes.

The old…

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And the beautiful oh so quiet new one…

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I love my new fan.  Not only does it make the room even more beautiful it functions so much better than the old one.  One more thing done, another 100 to go.

Next up for the bedroom new closet doors and (I hope) a new dresser.

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Fresh air is good

20 05 2009

Being able to open both french doors is very nice!  Even though it was almost 80 degrees outside yesterday when I got home, inside it was 68 and it felt good!  It even felt chilly by 9:30.  I love the new screen doors!

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I took some pictures this morning of the house.  Finally all the trees are in full bloom.  Except for some bare spots in the yard (thanks to some major weed spraying) it’s looking very green all around the house these days..and   I love it!

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We had yet another window company come by to give us an estimate for the 3 bedrooms windows that need to be replaced.  Another 3K+ estimate.  Ugh!  I still can’t wrap my head around the cost.  I haven’t been able to justify it yet.  I need to keep telling myself we are talking about 5 windows total…even though it’s only 3 rooms.  But 3500 dollars is way more than I’d like to pay for windows.  Even with a lesser window (2 pane vs triple) with HDepot it’s still going to cost 2800.  Yes, sure, there is a tax credit but only up to 1500. Ugh!





Screen door is up

19 05 2009

Very cool!

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Still waiting…

19 05 2009

I’m still waiting for my screen door to be installed.  Steve decided he needs help to get it done right (I think he’s sick of work). So my Dad is coming over tomorrow to help him put it up.  Hopefully tomorrow I’ll actually be able to leave the back door open and enjoy this nice weather we are having.  The windows help but the door open will be much better.

Next I go buy the screen door for the front.  Steve will be so glad to here that I’m sure.

UPDATE:  As of now (11:15 on Tuesday) the screens are up. I should have a picture shortly.  Woohoo!  Now I just have to make a decision on the front screen door….and closet doors….and many many other things.

It never ends.  But at least now I’ll be enjoying the nice fresh air/breeze!