Wow. After spending February and March getting the (wonderful, gorgeous, stupendous) kitchen back into shape I pretty much took April off. Yes, I mowed the yard as needed and kept the house clean but other than that I didn't do too much.
Now it's Saturday, May 19.
There is a chance (a pretty good chance) that I will end up in Santiago, Chile in the way that I was in Japan only maybe a bit more humane. Maybe by August 1. Another start up office for an airline down there. So last Sunday I woke up and my first thought was what I needed to accomplish before an extended stay in another country. Frankly it freaked me out a bit. When I went to Japan it was the dead of winter and originally I was only staying for a month so I pretty much only needed to pack and get my bills lined up and get Widdi to visit the cats a few times a week. Now I am enlightened. And overwhelmed.
Last spring I cleared a lot of ivy and blackberry vines from my yard. Didn't get around to much else. For the next couple of months I want to get some basic stuff done just in case I travel.
So anyway, here is what my backyard view was earlier today:
Yeah - it's an overgrown nightmare. There is a lot I can't do too much about but I'm at least going to clear stuff and cut back and clear and then put down pine straw (BTW - I live in frigging GEORGIA and pine straw is $3.47 per bale!!! What's that about?)
Usually I plant flowers and tomatos and such but I'm not going to the trouble if there's a possibility of me leaving the country. I'll just clear and mulch so if/when I come back it will be manageable (HAHA). I love owning my own home but at times like this apartment living seems more appropriate.
Tomorrow's Lowe's list:
yard waste bags
young, shirtless yard boy