after a week of vacation, i have to head back to work tomorrow, which is terribly depressing. looking through photos of this week makes me feel pretty good about what we've gotten done at least. with my dad in town, visiting and wanting to help with house projects, we've been breezing through some long-standing to-do items, though a lot of them seem kind of boring now that i look at them in the context of talking about it to others. we're excited though!:
i cut some fabric for some house projects (mostly for a variety of pillows, to be honest);
we poured some concrete to bolster some sagging fence posts;
we got some free mulch from the local utility to help keep the weeds down (ever the worrier, i'm a little paranoid about the wood-on-wood bringing termites but it's great otherwise);
i mostly just supervised, but we (my gracious dad) put some boards up on our existing metal-framed side gate, which i've hated. some day, it'd be great to have some beautiful horizontal-slatted fencing but maybe that day will come when i win large amounts of money on a game show or something. in the meantime, this allows much more privacy and is awesome.
also, the husband started this project by himself, but then we joined forces and dug and dug and dug up rocks, freeing up some planting room along the fenceline;
and some prints that have been propped against the hallway walls for far too long finally got hung, as did some posters in the husband's music room, making this weekend our first with artwork actually hung on the walls. it's an exciting time to be alive.