The backyard plantings are all coming in so well. Lots of mulch went down. And I added a few more plants to fill in some bare spots. I still need to get a good edge on the the beds: one thing I've never been good at, but that would make it all look so much nicer.
I ripped out a few plants that weren't doing well out front. It looks better now with a simpler scheme and black mulch to set everything off. Window boxes are still empty. Maybe by next weekend I can find time to fill them...
Michael replaced the rotting lattice on the side of the house. And while he was at it, discovered there was no insulation under this crawlspace, which is under the front part of my living room, so he added some. No project is simple, is it?! But it'll be great in the long run. The lattice obviously still needs paint. That is my job for some other day.
Speaking of not simple, it was not easy adding lattice to my side stairs, seeing as they were so crooked. Maybe that's why no one ever attempted it. That said, I think Michael did a pretty good job trying to make everything level and look good. And of course, this needs to be painted too, along with the stairs. Someday. Not today! Oh, and yes, there is a missing baluster. Again, another project for another day. I would not be surprised if our project list is longer now than it was when we started. How does that always happen?
I told you our weekend was unglamorous. The wainscoting was pulling a bit away from the wall in the bathroom so M siliconed it up and has it braced for 48 hours to cure. Should be good as new by tomorrow, but it makes getting into this room a challenge to say the least.
I scrubbed a winter's worth of dirt and grime from the front porch. Can't wait to pretty this space up and start using it now that the warm weather seems like it's really here to stay.
At some point, who knows how, I actually managed to get a pedicure (so that is kind of glamorous) and put my feet up. Oh, but that porch railing needs painting. Add it to the list. Actually, we may just tear the whole thing down and replace it next year. So I'm in no hurry to make this spot look better. It does its job just fine as a footrest though at the end of a long, tiring weekend.