Saturday, May 17, 2008

Finally Finished!

Lewis and I spent the better part of this afternoon and all night (till almost 8:00) working in the yard. I worked and worked and got the bushes finished and finally finished the flower beds. Lewis mowed everything and then edged it and then trimmed the edges. Katie helped to plant the flowers. I ended up pulling the green lawn chairs to the front so that I can sit out there and watch the kiddos ride bikes.

Lewis spent all evening Tuesday trimming the trees and then today a tree guy took care of the dead tree that used to be behind the van, and then chipped all the branches Lewis had cut earlier this week. It was neat because we got him to lower his price from $300 to $150, he even let us keep the mulch and offered us more for free since it costs him money to dump it. We are so good! Mr Proctor (the little old man across the street) comes out any time that we are working on the yard telling us how he hasn't seen the house look so good in at least the last 12 years. We even had another neighbor that came over tonight telling us that it looks the best she has seen it and she has lived in her house for 10 years.

Now that things are looking better we are done putting money into the yard, for this year at least. We are still trying to talk the property manager into hiring someone to take care of the rest of the trees and then all I want to do is get rid of the "chippy"monks that are eating my hosta plants in the front.

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