Progress...

By the end of this week, we will be pretty darn close to checking two major items off of our “house to-do” list. 
 
The major work on the spare room is almost complete.  We still have to paint, install closet doors, light fixtures and new carpet, but in my opinion those are minor items compared to gutting, wiring, dry-walling, mudding and sanding.
 
The other major item almost accomplished this week has been the removal of 4 very old pine trees from our side yard.  The trees have been there a long time and were quite large; however because of their age, they had started to die from the bottom up and had become a very large eyesore. 
 
Knowing I would be losing my privacy once those trees were removed has caused me a great deal of anxiety this week because our back yard is now visible from the road that runs alongside our house. *sigh* 
 
Here are some before and after pictures.  There’s still a lot of clean-up work to do once the tree guys come back to finish.  Once all is said and done, it will look much better and J won’t have to worry about cleaning out the gutters filled with pine needles on a weekly basis.
 



 
Hmmm, what project should we tackle next?  There certainly isn’t a shortage of things to work on, but I think a privacy fence may be in order….
 

Comments

Brian Miller said…
ha. complete one and it makes more work...smiles...oy the honey do list...
Jacqui said…
Always a good feeling to get jobs completed, but what a difference losing those trees has made.
Rachel said…
Sheet rock dust on everything everywhere sucks! (Our pine trees don't look like that.)

PS- going to need a fence for nude sunbathing!
Chrissy said…
Isn't that a shame when trees get to that point? I have one in my backyard that I'm going to have to put out of its misery but it will leave such a void. Maybe you could put up a bounce house to block the view from the road.
CrazyCris said…
That is quite a difference! It's a pity, but I'm sure it needed to be done... dying trees can also be a danger! :o(

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