Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Diamond in the Rough

When we bought the house, the yard had "potential". That's real estate gibberish code for "good luck with that".

The not-so-hilarious side story is that the previous owners took what landscaping they didn't bury, with them. They decided to bury the pool. Awesome. What did they fill it in with? Don't know. Don't care. Maybe the next scene of NCIS, but I doubt it. They were inconsiderate previous owners, but I don't think they were criminals.

For the last year and a half I have kept the shades in the family room closed so you couldn't see the jungle. You've never been in my backyard? There's a reason for it. The eyesore stressed me out, but there was a method to our madness, and sometimes madness pays off! If you want to hang with me now, you know where to find me!

Scary, scary before.

Almost After

We still lack the throw pillows for the seating, a coat of paint here and there (especially on the fence), a few accessories, a jungle gym for the kids, and as promised a sandbox, and about six more garden boxes. I have more than enough room for eight 4x8 garden boxes! That's 256 cubic feet of gardening space! If I wanted to. We're starting with two.

No one can play on the grass for three weeks. Well, twenty days now. But I'm not the only one who's counting.

Now the listing could read "beautiful backyard oasis". We don't need to worry about that because now I don't ever want to leave.


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Ellie said...

Thats awesome. Worth every penny I bet. I can't wait to come play in the backyard!!

cambridgeclan said...

Bryson would like to know when he came come over!

It looks wonderful. I'm now wishfully looking at our back yard and wondering what our "plan" should be.

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