Sunday, February 21, 2010

a perfect Sunday

Start the morning with my mondo mug of coffee.
[I love my weekend mug, it's extra big.]
Can't go wrong with a fried egg, melted cheese, a couple slices of bacon on an english muffin with some mayo for breakfast.
Oh, and some orange slices.
[I can tell a difference between Fred Meyer and Haggen brand muffins, and FM are so much better!]
Out in the back yard we go to dig in the dirt and pull pull pull out crabgrass, it grows deep.
[Have I mentioned that our back yard is huge, and filled with crabgrass? - It is huge, and it's filled with crabgrass!]
Cory grilled up some hot dogs on the bbq, we enjoyed them while basking in the sun on a boulder.
[We also went on a picnic at a park last Tuesday. A picnic, in the middle of February! The weather has been gorgeous around here lately.]
More digging in the dirt, raked up sticks & twigs, moved more rock, and leveled out piles of dirt.
Load up 3 bins & 2 wheelbarrows full of debris in the back of the truck to take to the dump trailer at the shop.
Drive to the shop and unload debris.
[Last weekend, we loaded an entire trailer full of debris, and we paid a hefty price to get rid of 1.5 TONS of mainly pine needles!]
Take a detour on the way home to spy on other homes landscaping designs, trying to get ideas.
[I'm so happy the days are staying lighter longer...]
Shower, dinner, plop down on the couch and watch the Olympics, and probably some cake in a little bit.
I already know I'm going to be tired and sore tomorrow, and the blister on my finger really hurts!
[Next weekend will be a similar story.]

I thought I'd share a photo taken after our progress from last weekend.

All that dead scruffy stuff is crabgrass. We don't really get along too well. The orange circle marks the septic tank...don't want to run into that thing with the excavator. And notice all the rocks!! When they developed our neighborhood, all the large-glacial-sized-boulders were dumped in our back yard to create a rock garden. True story. We also have smaller baseball-sized to basketball-sized rocks piled all over the place and have yet to figure out what to do with them all.
We are working on getting everything cleaned up to start with a clean slate.
There is still so much more work to be done, but it has come a long way from where we started almost 2 years ago.

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