Which implies I’ve “made” something grow. I don’t think I have that kind of power to begin with. And anyway, I’m not sure any growth has actually happened on the vertical slope. And if the slope is purely vertical, is it still a “slope”? Still working this angle, but wanted to at least get the
Similar to the old address. This probably should have been further down in the priority list, but there was just that day when it seemed like it’d be fun to play with spray paint. Ergo: (Not pictured: the coat of black paint, but then…:) For instance, you might have thought I would have prioritized painting
This isn’t done yet, but nothing ever is. Before and after. The gray things are what was in there for edging. They’re concrete cylinders. They’ll be replaced, maybe just by (normal) bricks.Also: need to pick up another three violets and another Russian sage, I guess. What’s in there: 1x Wichita Blue juniper 2x “Cascade” azalea 2x
May 2010: March 2011: June 22, 2011: Most notable, of course, is the primer that spilled onto the driveway. I’ll enjoy putting an asphalt patch on top of that. Here’s an up-close of the side yard in case anyone cares: How many differences can you find? More to come — later. bkd Answers: Painted the
One of the other positive outcomes of my trip to Utah was having TB tell me, without prompting, that Brian P. had tried for weeks to get the many layers of old paint off of his front porch and eventually failed, gave up, and put a whole ‘nother coat of paint on top of it.
When I moved in: A month ago (April 2011): Today: Finally managed to get the garage door closed. There’s more progress than is obvious; I have most of the plantings done (in this part of the yard), just that they need to grow in and I need to finish mulching. Mulch spreading speed is hampered
Because every blog needs an occasional bathroom update. People need to know. I think last time I posted the bathroom was gutted and mostly wall-less. A couple months ago my parents flew out and my dad put up new drywall for me: That bleached red towel down there is stopping up the toilet drain. If
You know, I was thinking that I didn’t want to be talking about all the many, *many* major things I’d done in the house on the blog for concern that professors from school might be haunting this space. It seems silly in retrospect. I haven’t done a whole lot of work since school started, but
Cabinets, counter top, appliances, sink, faucet, garbage disposal, and dishwaser: I think that’s officially a functioning kitchen. Water lines by Rube Goldberg, aka what happens when you tell the guy at Home Depot that you want to hook up a dishwasher without soldering anything. Eh — maybe I should have just left well enough alone.
Some calm, boring day in the future I’ll do a retrospective video slideshow that I’ll never want to watch again. In the meantime, for those living vicariously, here’s what the kitchen looks like as of an hour ago. No, it’s not done. It will never be done. Srsly. Hoping to get the sink, dishwasher, and