Sunday, March 15, 2015

Before and After

  So, many of my neighbors have told my husband and I its been 15-20 years since anyone has done much with our house, inside or out.
After spending most of the week working on the back yard alone, I believe it. I made I don't know how many trips to the dump ( Friday I made four trips, Saturday one. I made at least two Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).

Today I finally got around to downloading the pictures from my phone and ipad. Tomorrow I will get around to downloading the ones from my camera.

Here are some before pictures of the backyard.

Please notice all the trees. And the leaves.
Two of the trees in back of our house were half dead.
We had them taken down, and we took some trees down on our own.

It looks so much more open. We have the chicken coop done and the run is fenced in for the birds. We will be borrowing a trailer this weekend to hopefully get rid of the rest of the limbs. In the back of the lot we created a compost pile. I bought some worms from walmart yesterday and added them to the pile. I then covered it with a tarp. We have magpies here, I don't want them eating my worms.
My goals for this week are to finish up the back yard and to add more items to my garage sale pile. My goal is to have the garage sale in a month. I added quite a bit to the pile a couple weeks ago. I am going to go through the totes again, as I still feel as if we have too much stuff. No use in keeping stuff I don't need!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Goals for this week

Things have been busy here, we have gotten a lot done.
Got the trees taken down ( now just am working on the mess)
Hubby got the hen house built. 
I got the bathroom cabinets painted. We painted the panelling in the basement. It looks so much better.
Goals for this week:
- download pictures from all devices into the computer
- post the pics of this blog/ Facebook
- take the cans and cardboard to the recycling facility
- begin going through the holiday totes, get rid of decor I no longer need/use.

We have a larger house, I want to make sure it doesn't fill up with more stuff. I went through the kitchen and already have a pile of items I don't need/use.  I have some family members that buy items,realize they don't need them, or have a place to store them and were dropping them by my house. Since I have moved 800 miles away, I don't think that will be an issue. I want to have a garage sale within a month. I really need to get going through the items. I feel better after "purging" and not having clutter around. Less is better.

Last night, my dog was on my right, between me and my husband.
She was to the right..

She doesn't like him either...
They did behave . For a change :)