We are currently in the midst of several projects that we hope to one day make profitable. The first house we owned together is now vacant except for a few pieces of furniture and other assorted ‘we must not have needed it’ things. We lived in that house since August 2002 and it only ever had one coat of new paint. That is about to change. The old fashioned leftovers from the 70’s were mostly redone over the years…except the ceiling. It is a huge and messy process but the living room, hall and main bathroom ceilings have been scrapped of that ugly popcorn stuff. We still need a few layers of sheet-rock repairs then we’ll be ready to scrub the kitchen and dining area. When this is complete we will go back with a modern day ‘knock-down’ look. That is just the beginning, however the last time the world’s best husband was actually working in the back yard he discovered for the first time…blackberries!blackberries at CW 5-14

He is thrilled beyond description. We also have two mulberry trees in the back yard.

On to the next project, this only profitable for our enjoyment. When the renovations are  complete on the other house we hope to find someone who will love it and care for it and pay rent.

So, we have been landscaping at the ‘resort house’.

If you haven’t noticed, there is a lot of rock at our new place. We added more.

landscaping in the rain 5-25-14

Started Sunday afternoon with new river rock pebbles. He purchased 5 bags, it only went so far.

river rock install 5-25-14   in progress 5-25-14 left of fireplace

fireplace landscaping in progress 5-25-14 snail guardian 5-25-14

landscaping making progress 5-26-14 left of fp  Bailey approves 5-26-14

The photo’s above show the work in progress at the right side of the fireplace.  The work below is to the right and patio entrance, mostly before shots and work in progress:

landscaping entrance to patio 5-26-14

From right side of fire place to pond:pond area before 5-25-14


We decided to go purchase more river rock pebbles this morning (7 more bags) and while there also purchased food we can grow.

First up: tomatoes

tomatoes purchased 5-26-14  tomatoes purchased 5-26-14 same

Then, the worlds best husband found…blueberries!

blueberries by LA close 5-26-14  blueberries by LA far 5-26-14

These things are supposed to get six feet tall and five to six wide so we are searching for a grand place to make their permanent home.


strawberries by Clint 5-26-14

and jumbo jalapenos, perfect for grilling:

jalepeno 5-26-14

Look, our garden, all in a row

garden started 5-26-14

One day we’ll do the other house updates as we renovate…one day.



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