Monday, June 9, 2008

The big work day

So Sunday was the first day in about 3 weeks where it hasn't rained. Apparently we have somehow stumbled into bizzaro world where the month of June-uary reins. We have had an unusual cold spell the past several weeks. In fact the news tonight predicted snow in the foot hills tomorrow. Whatever. In Oregon, you just never know what you are going to get. So when a nice weekend day comes along, you pack as much yard work in as you can into the time you have because who knows when the next opportunity will come along.

So that is exactly what we did on Sunday. We had a giant juniper bush that we have hated since the day we moved into this house 7 years ago. So it was time to give it the ax. Literally.

As you may or may not know, juniper is a beast to get out. The roots are big and run deep. But with a whole lot of pulling and some digging and when all else failed, some whacking away with an ax, that dumb thing finally gave way. We planted a bunch of hydrangeas in it's place. They look a whole lot nicer. We actually had a pretty nice time working outside. Go figure. The kids ran and played and dug for bugs. Sunshine felt the dire need to sweep every inch of our driveway. It kept her busy for about an hour. Whatever works I guess.

Rock star husband even got up on the roof and trimmed one of our trees. It's a big deal for him as he hates heights. I think he's only been on our roof once before to hang Christmas lights. (It only happened one year and they stayed on for three years) So I certainly felt the need to document the occasion :)


j said...

I don't mind being on the roof, but it's at a 60 degree angle and will roll you right off onto the concrete stairs.

Not fun.

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