We have been so busy working I missed my update last week so this is a combo post showing our progress through weeks 5 and 6 of the big Landscaping Project 2013. We have had some long days and a few scheduling setbacks but several big items on our renovation wish list are complete and we feel like some good work has been done.
The early part of last week was spent cleaning very dirty siding and prepping the house for new paint. Ryan was a great help with the scrub brush and I developed a love-hate relationship with the power washer. I’m in awe of how much dirt and grime can be hosed away by the washer but when it blows back on my face I am not a happy cleaner.
The new front porch is built, sided and primed and Heidi the Wonder Lab has claimed her lookout position right where the stairs will be. Heidi is my brother’s dog and when he is here building, she is on the job as site supervisor. 🙂
With the local power company returning to take down one last Cedar Tree on our property line and a record-setting rain storm at the end of our driest summer in over 40 years we had to reschedule our plans to paint until the end of September. My fingers are crossed for a late stretch of summer weather…
After a full Tuesday at our day jobs John and I had two hours to lay sod for the front lawn before it was too dark to see anything. We were stiff and sore the next day but the new lawn looks so much better than the rough dirt that we agree, the extra effort was worth it.
This week we will fine tune the watering system, plant our remaining plants in the holding zone, make a shopping list for more plants and finalize the lighting plan.
If you are new to Northwest Frame of Mind and want to follow this project from the beginning please take a look at my earlier posts in the series: