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Working In The Yard In Preparation For Painting

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yesterday, I spent about 3 hours trimming bushes away from the house. It was hot, tiring work but the results are well worth the effort. (I was also able to log 3 hours of gardening!) We are having our house painted this weekend and the guy who is doing it will be power washing the whole house on the outside this Thursday. We had a teenager trim the bushes on one side earlier this year. He had never done it before and, bless his heart, he chopped them right in the middle. This caused them to grow funny - with a bald spot in the middle. It was not terribly attractive to look at. Consequently, our latest house project was motivation for me to correct the damage to the bushes as well as to prep the house for the upcoming painting. By the time I had finished, there was a huge pile about 6 feet long, 3 feet wide and 3 feet high. The timing was perfect because the yard waste people pick up on Tuesdays. When I came home from my workout, the place was all cleaned up! Tomorrow, hubby and I will go and get the paint. I'm excited! When the painter is finished, it will be like living in a new and different house!
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    1511 days ago
    Good work. We've been doing one project after another and still no end in sight.
    1511 days ago
    I love sprucing up the house. It's likea new wardrobe for your home.
    1512 days ago
    Good for you! It's so gratifying to move forward on projects that matter to us.
    And, kudos for logging 3 hours of gardening. A calorie burned is a calorie burned.
    1512 days ago
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