Not to bad for getting all these updates to you I should say so myself.
So on to the what happened in the summer. We'll remember in the last post I showed those nice pictures of my kids helping me plant the garden in the side yard?
Yeah.... I couldn't keep up with in very well. See picture below of what it looked like by June.
There are still some good veggies in there somewhere, but it took a MASSIVE effort to clear and clean it all up and I'm pretty sure we didn't get nearly as much produce as we could if all the weeds weren't stealing water and precious sunlight.
In our defense, we were working full time jobs, both Phillip and I had decided to go back to school part time to finish our Master's degrees. The kids were on Summer Break so nights and weekends after work and schooling was spent making memories....It just didn't leave a lot of time in the hot 90 degree weather to do what I needed to do.
Live, learn, hope for better results in the future. BUT we did get some other major projects done.
Painting the exterior. The top portion of our house had peeling and fading paint. It was like that when we purchased the house and it had remain that way because we were so focused on other projects. July 2017 we rented this nifty tool that allowed us to easily and safely reach those top areas of the house and paint them a nice crisp white. Our house is looking lovelier and nicer each year I may say so myself.
Of course, my husbands' side project was a bit of a distraction as well. We tried our hand at bee keeping. Those who know about bees can see from this picture that they are "bearding"....or otherwise known as "leaving the area 'cause these people don't know what they are doing and we're going to die if we stay". YAY experiments were we buy something that can just fly away.
Feel free to make jokes about money flying out the window. We won't take it personally. We made the same jokes.