A Man and His Hammer

Home Depot is the best store, but at the same time I’m pretty dang sure that store is its own dimension. You walk through those front doors and what you’ve actually done is walked through a portal that takes you to a land where time moves much more slowly than the real world.
Black Hole, Vortex

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At least if you’re a home-owner that is!
As we continue to work on our house we have found that we have priorities on what all we want to get done. Sometimes those priorities make sense (such as our roof) and sometimes those priorities make very little sense. Today I came home to a priority that makes very little sense.
We have a very ragged yard. The previous owner rented the house out and while there are remnants that someone cared and TRIED to do good things. The yard is um, unattractive. So we’ve discussed how we’d like to remove our sway-back fence and redo the front shrubs. Little stuff, but stuff that makes it more our home on the outside as well as the inside. Ya know?
Well today I came home to this.
Removing our Fence, Fence Removal
And this:
Replacing the front porch
Evidently we’re moving forward with the bush removal, fence removal, and front porch replacement a tad quicker than I realized. Which I love….and Home Depot will love more! The great news is the house looks wonderfully different already and like we actually CARE about it. The bad news is there is a time crunch here because Alex’s birthday is next month and we’re talking about having a house party at some point.
Are there any “projects” around your house, apartment, dorm, what may have you that you’d like to do or at the very least come home to see being worked on?
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6 responses to “A Man and His Hammer

  1. Ha, ha! The list is never ending. Let’s see the deck needs to be rebuilt, the master bedroom bathroom needs remodeling, the whole yard needs a facelift and that’s just for starters. So which did we decide to do with what little money we have? Finish the flower garden! It’s only been waiting 15 years.

  2. Oh wow, I hear ya! Our house had been rented before we bought it as well and ALL of it looked awful. It wasn’t even liveable when we bought it. So we spent lots of time renovating last year. Anyway, the house itself is GREAT now, but the yard… not so much. So that’s our plan for this year. Right now we’re in the process of working on the backyard and planting LOTS of grass! 🙂 Home Depot and Lowes love us. 😉

  3. Grandma Judy

    I had my entire condo painted inside, then all new flooring installed in Oct. Talked about $$$$$$!!!!!!!! Hopefully I won’t have to do anything else for a lonnnnng time. Sure glad the condo assn takes care of most of the outside.