as i threw up my arms in defeat 2 days ago my wise 3 year old reminded me to just take it one day at a time. honest.
me: we need to hire someone to do all this yard work. it is too much for mommy and daddy to do.
me: because mommy and daddy are sore and tired and there is still so much to do!
e: that’s ok. just take it one day at a time, mommy.
how right she is! i have this issue of needed immediate gratification and wanting things done yesterday. so with those wise words in the background b and i are taking it one day, one wheelbarrow, at a time.
over the past few days we have done a lot.
added gutters to the first story on the front of the house. (big issue with all the rain water from the second story landing right in front of the living room and going into the basement.)
set up our new rain barrel to collect rainwater from one of the new downspouts.
rearranged some of the plants on the hill and added a few more grasses and junipers. and a butterfly bush for the girls.
cleared out the vines and stumps in front of the house, to the right of the house, and this horrible awful section in the front right yard.
moved 800 lbs of boulders that we discovered when we cleared out the vines and stumps.
laid a small patio off of the family room door and setup a couple chairs and cocktail table.
spread lots and lots and lots and lots of tree chips.
next to come is the play structure!
remember…here is the before:
here are some during:
and finally…some after: