I finished all the top and bottom colors on Tuesday, and resumed painting the detail work today. I officially finished around 2:00pm today.
The picture above is the before picture and the picture below is roughly about 3-4 hours work. I really want the fence line to be cleared so that I get more sunlight. I'm hoping that after watching the back yard this year, that maybe I'll find a plot for a garden.
I broke "the lopper", as my boys call it, which turned out to be a good thing. I did some quick mental calculations and found that I was quickly running out of time, especially since rain was forecast at about sunset.
The sides of the house had a ton of leaves, and it took most of the morning to get them mulched and bagged. I'll have to brag on my boys for a bit...they were a big help. Both of them dragged, and lollygagged all of the limbs and bagged leaves to the curb. Granted, I happened to find a little two wheeler that made the job even more fun for two young men. Still, around 25 bags of leaves is a big job for two boys.
After about two hours of really hitting it hard, I asked Red Ant to bring my tea from off the porch. He kind of giggled as he handed it to me, and they had both drank all of my tea! I normally don't mind sharing with my boys, but drinking a man's tea on a hot yard day is downright wrong.
The yard still has a lot weekend projects, but this was a good start. Saturday is the big birthday part for the boys, and the backyard is where all the kiddos are gonna be playing. We have a bounce house coming, and it should be interesting. For $100, they had better jump up and down until they fall out from exhaustion. It'll be money well spent though. They are old enough to remember this year's party. After this big tax refund blowout, it'll be a lot of pancakes, grilled chicken, and ham steaks for dinner.
Keep Right On Prepping - K
PS- The only project that hasn't been completed this spring break is the studying for the 3 exams after the break. Friday night is reserved for my studies, and I'll record one of my classes to listen to at work for Sunday morning.