It's a good feeling to move towards your vision. The outside of the building is part of my vision of our home and the way I want it to fit into the surrounding community. I have this vision of finishing the bulk of the work on the house and having our yard be the place for neighborhood parties, Block Club (that we are going to start) meetings, and time spent reading good books under a sunbrella.
I am sure some may think I'm a sap with utopian dreams but I can't be bothered caring about that.
I'm also just as sure that most of us have this vision of a chaise lounge at the end of the long rehabber's day.
See what yard work does for my spirits? Must be the endorphins from all that fresh air and digging and lugging top soil.
Here's how it goes:
17 bags of top soil $22.24
3 bags of manure $5.97
5 bags of mulch $15.00
I-Go 2 hour car rental $12.00
5 hours of backbreaking work? Priceless.
Here's the coolest thing that happened last week (endorphins talking again-yard work aficionados/aka die-hard gardeners will understand): My neighbor has a Red Bud tree in front of his house. Coming home from a walk with our dogs after dark I looked over and what did I see? A possum in his tree. For this city girl that was way cool.