I happened to be working from home today, and in talking with Liz… we decided to do our regular run after work. There was some rain in the forecast for tomorrow, so we opted to try to pack in a lot of outdoor stuff we had planned… today.
Bob and Julie came by over the weekend, and spent a long Sunday afternoon helping us work on the house. While Julie and Liz were outside working on the yard, I was down in the basement with Bob.
After brunch, we headed back home and suited up for a bit of yardwork. Neither Liz nor I intended to spend the rest of the day outside… but an hour turned into two turned into almost five.
We’ll be trying to get some yard work done this weekend. Or at least, Liz will – as I’ll be working on cleaning a lot of the house while she’s gardening (it’s a divide and conquer kind of weekend). We have a busy few days, so hopefully some more interesting photos to share soon.
It’s been an incredibly busy Saturday for us! Liz and I started off with a morning run (we’re on Day 3 of our return to the Couch to 5K program). Then we had a quick breakfast, changed, and went straight to work in the backyard.
Today, we were a little faster and a little more familiar with the process. We had just about two gallons to work with to do a final/second pass on our side.
Liz and I woke up early, had some breakfast, and were out around 9AM throwing blankets over our plants… preparing for our big day painting/staining the fence. We bought an airless paint sprayer last night, and wanted to make sure everything was protected.
There’s a large spot of it in our neighbor’s area, which we got permission to go in and clear. Unfortunately, when we razed the entire backyard, they opted to not clear this area of their backyard. As a result, it’s a little overgrown and needs some love and care.
That said, I’m not sure what kind of wire this was. Cable from Comcast? I normally think of black wire for them. Phone line for AT&T? The challenge is that I want to call and complain (and tell someone to come and reinstall it properly), but I don’t have a clue who to call.
You know what’s crazy? I took this photo yesterday, on March 25th. Exactly a year ago from yesterday, we picked up the lumber for our garden box project.
Because I documented when I sprayed this nest and when it fell down, I’m comfortable saying that that left unattended… a wasp nest will last for 6 months and 7 days, before falling down.
After work today, Liz and I spent some time outside sitting on the back porch. It was a good idea, but the light dropped faster than we anticipated, and we were barely out there for 30 minutes before packing up and heading in.
Tippi has been kind of clinging on, half browned and half green. We’ve tried to water her when we can, but she’s suffered a lot these past few months in her little pot. We decided that today would be the day we put her in the ground.
Well, battle is a strong word. But it definitely sounds better than “spraying them at a distance, then running away in my flipflops.”
I’m not a huge outdoors guy. I like my artificial environments, I like my air conditioning. And it’s definitely cooler inside. But for whatever reason, I just find that sitting outside in the evenings really just feels good.