We have waited 2 months for dry weather. It has been the wettest April and May on record. (Sorry, Sayre - I know you're jealous!)
Finally, 3 days ago the sun came out. So did our painters.
We had an awesome company come and paint our home and we are sooo excited.
It looks 1000 times better.
And since they were painting and making the outside look so good, we decided it was a good time to landscape the front yard too.
We did that part ourselves. (and when I say 'we' I mean 'Brad')
This is the house BEFORE anything got done to it.
The plants are being delivered.
So we got to work. First we had to decide WHAT we wanted the yard to look like, and then, get the plants delivered. Brad worked his butt off planting them, putting the bark mulch in and getting the rocks accents around the trim. By the time he finished, it looked fantastic.
Brad is working hard to get it all done.
And here is the front yard once he finished it.
The painters worked just as hard for the three days, sometimes 10 hour days.
There was a lot of prep work to be done.
Painters are working hard on the house.
The crane is bringing the boulders we need. There were three we ordered.
Brad tells the crane operator where to strategically place the boulders.
Brad after he finished planting the entire front yard.
Finished product! The AFTER shot.
We are so excited about the results.
PS - I was asked to write 'my story' for hugsforstrength.com and was asked to keep the blog 'visible' for a bit when I submit the story (so readers can link back to it) - I will resume with the going private idea after that.