Sunday, March 2, 2008

It's that time of year again...

Jamie and I spent half of today outside working in the yard. I pulled weeds and trimmed bushes while he worked on the sand pile. Yes, we still had the sand pile! That project took way longer than we anticipated, mainly due to rain and schedule conflicts. I am happy to say that it has all been spread now! We raised 2 portions of the back yard and the entire back porch. There was some left over, so Jamie also raised a low part of the front yard. It is going to be nice once we are able to sod over the blank areas. It should help some with our water issues, although we will never be entirely dry unless we did some major work. It's just not going to happen since we don't plan on staying here any longer than a total of 5 years. There is a limit to how much we are willing to put into this house. We will get the sod within the next month, and I also plan to have another load of mulch delivered to replenish the flower beds. Maybe we will be finished by Easter if the weather cooperates.

We had the whole house, driveway, and sidewalks pressure washed on Friday. Between that and the yard work, our place is looking pretty decent. Next I am about to embark on a big project inside - remodeling Elise's room to give it more of a "big girl" look. I plan to start in 2 weeks (when I have my next Friday off). We have all new furniture, new bedding, and I am going to paint and get some new things hung on the wall. I think I'm going to do a light pink on the walls. The furniture is coming from my parents, so it will be a few more months until we have that. Their new house is not ready yet, so they want to keep the furniture while they are showing their old house. We are happy to wait, because they are also giving us a few new pieces for our living room! I can't wait to get it!

Once I have her room all fixed, I am contemplating painting the kitchen. Jamie just recently painted it white, but I think I might like a taupe in there. It seems like the work never ends. Such is life!


NesrstaFamily said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! You hard workers, you!

coach said...

The yard is a never ending project my heart. Unless we replace the grass w/ turf. kidding.... you forgot to mention your "Champion" husband. But, i'll forgive you this time... my trophy wife (since Pearland didn't give the team one...that makes you my trophy to come home to). HEART YOU!!!!