You thought I was on vacation these past weeks due to the lack of posts? Think again. I’ve been working, sweating, crashing and working some more day by day. I’m up when the sun’s up, taking advantage of the somewhat cool mornings (no AC over here!). Then comes the working until lunch, then comes the sweating until mid afternoon, then comes the crashing until evening, and then the day finally ends with some more work.
Gardening has become my morning chore. Besides the major watering of plants and some weeding, here are the two other gardening things I’ve done in the past week.
Before: the side garden along our shed was a disaster of weeds.
Before: our wild patch of land behind the shed was mostly cleared of vines and shrubs earlier this Spring, but it was still completely uneven and not level:
After two and a half hours of hoeing and raking this morning (did I tell you how exhausting and exhilarating it is?)….
Besides gardening, I have a few home projects on the go. The first one is something I’ve put off for a while now: baseboards. I never completely finished our guest room due to this final task. The boards had to be replaced or refinished due to paint smears and other damage:
Since it was cheaper (in money, not labor) to DIY, I’ve been spending my hours pounding out nails and then sanding them. I finally finished sanding them today, and will be staining them later this week.
So get those thoughts of me lounging around and sipping frappes out of your mind. It’s not happening…. for the most part!