While much of what I do is routine maintenance, the most dramatic changes are these reclamations of neglected properties - usually when a new owner arrives and finds the task overwhelming. In this case, we had no ide there was a planter under the Virginia Creeper or a path under the ivy when we started. It is harder than the routine maintenance but very rewarding.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
For those of you who have been anxiously waiting for the after pictures - here they are. Our computer was not working so I went out and bought myself a new laptop and I couldn't get it to read the SD card. After 3 attempts I gave up. Tori popped it in tonight and it worked - figures.
So here is Connor's room now. The walls are gray to match the majority of his car pictures. The floor is light laminate. He is away at Air Cadet Camp for 2 weeks. It will never look this clean again. I even repainted the bunk beds! They used to be royal blue - the picture isn't great but they are navy now.
The above picture shows Connor's fish. He wanted a kitten and I said no so he went shopping last year with a friend at our brand new Wal-Mart. He came home with 4 comets in a bowl. They were a bargain at 18 cents each. I said "you know that bike you wanted for your birthday next month - it just turned into an aquarium". That was a 10 gallon. They outgrew that in 9 months so this is their new home - 65 gallons. His bargain fish have cost me $800 - and cost him a new bike 2 birthdays in a row (he already has 3 bikes and a unicycle anyway).