So, we’re back! We’re back from wedding-land and the honeymoon and we’re both really happy to be back at home. Don’t get me wrong, we both loved the wedding, we loved the lead-up to it, we really had lots of fun on the honeymoon, but we also feel it’s nice to be home and making things happen that have been put on hold for a few months.
Since we got back on Wednesday night, we’ve been cleaning house: moving moldy flowers to the compost, doing laundry, cleaning out bits of stuff stuck in the sink, figuring out where that “smell we may have gotten used to” was coming from, putting back the stuff pulled out in “where is it!?!” packing-crazy. I think we’ve been pretty successful.
One of the surprises that awaited our arrival was the “for sale” sign in our left neighbor’s yard! And the “open house” sign, indicating Sunday as the viewing. So, we decided to help them out today, for purely selfish, “let’s get those comps up” reasons, because we want their house to sell for as much as possible, and living next to the “looks like they’re never home” neighbors isn’t exactly appealing.
To further these goals, we mowed our slightly-neglected yard, raked up the cut grass before it turned to hay, pulled weeds like crazy and pulled down the over-our-yard dangling branches of the dead tree between our houses. Mom had done a ton to get our garden in shape while we were gone: she mulched the front section, put in some blooming flowers, and planted up our large empty pots with a gorgeous display of plants. (I’ve been watering them, don’t worry, Mom.)
It’s not as much as we could have done to improve our yard today, but it’s all we got to after the temperature went down, but before dark. We spent the hotter hours of the day cleaning out cars, disassembling a turbo, sorting out the spices, cleaning the cabinets, rearranging the kitchen, and writing the start of the thank you notes. I’m sure you can guess who tackled what.