Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What a day!

Last Saturday, Mom and Dad Sweigart came up to Wichita to help get our future garden ready. Kinda funny, I just realized I don't have pictures of that even taking place. Well, not only did Dad till up the garden...he put up a new back porch light fixture AND dramatically helped change the looks of the front of our yard! I had mentioned that we wanted to do something different, and that we didn't like the shrubs that were there. I guess that's all it took...Ben and him hooked up a chain to the truck, and all four shrubs were out of the ground in no time!! After he tilled up that area, it made such a huge difference already. 

Later that afternoon Ben and I went to the store and bought edging and fabric to lay down. We looked at new shrubs, but decided to wait a little bit to buy those. However, while we were shopping, we looked at patio sets. For our anniversary and both birthdays, we decided to buy one a little early so we can enjoy it all summer! We also picked out some new paint colors for 2 of the 3 bedrooms upstairs. The baby's room will be painted a different shade of green from the already green color it is..but that's the only left to buy. We didn't know we were going to have such a productive day...quite a pleasant surprise!

On a side note, we were quite disturbed to find out that sometime during the night Friday night Mitch's car (which was parked outside our house on the street) got a broken window. He had parked it there while going to visit Carissa in Virginia. We have never had these kind of issues, most of our neighbors are pretty old. But apparently, when talking with a few of them on Saturday this happened a street over and the kids that do it just drive by and swing a baseball bat out the window simply to be destructive. In the process of cleaning up the window mess and trying to protect it from the rain that was moving in that night...I may have had a run-in with the saran wrap tube! Who knew those cardboard tubes could be so violent if you don't tear it the appropriate way.

 Oh, and this also bumps up another project we were planning on doing at some point...a widened driveway. That will hopefully be done next month. In the meantime, we look extra special parking in the grass (where the future driveway will be).

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