Good Evening everyone..thought I would get in a quicky while my clam chowder is simmering on the stove..today was a glorious fall day ..and just right for winterizing our home and working in the yard..The house above is the neighbors across the street..they have the "halloween" house going on..the gal that lives there congratulated us on the special garden..and said she couldn't compete with my halloween house..but I happen to love what they have done..so hopefully we will start getting more little nose goblins that come trick or treating..
Margy fargaleeny..(that is her nickname)..the the "g" in her name is like you say my name..she was basking in the sun on the front porch today...she is my exercise buddy when I am on the treadmill..she comes up and wants to be petted the whole time I am on that thing..she is our "italian" kitteh..
okay we set out at about 11:30 this morning to get the house power washed..and what I did was nothing..cause it didn't look like I did anything..hubby sprayed on house cleaner stuff and then went to town..( we thought the paint job on the house was ruined with all this moss etc)..but it just needed a good power washing and now it looks spiffy again..you can see how bad it looks above..
and now look how it looks...like hubby just painted it..oh my gosh..it looks sooo good now..I am thrilled..
here is the before on the front of the house..you can see its looking a bit drab..okay it looks alot drab..and look at the red part too..disgusting.;( and there was lots of moss on the part where he is standing..
as you can see here..took care of that and cleaned the rain gutters too..oh I'm in heaven...
one more before picture..
almost done..you can see where he stopped..
and here is the after..it looks like frost on the roof...nawwww...its just laundry detergent to help get rid of the moss..
ah nothing like a nice bath for the house..it looks so pretty and fresh now...was in dyer need of this..hasn't been done in 8 years..it was time..hopefully we won't wait this long again..
well the hopps are all spent..time to cut them back...and the roses too..
after..doesn't it look so good now..almost naked..I do so love the hopps in spring and summer....did a lot of raking in the yard again today..blew out some more leaves..trimmed my lavender bushes...and a fern in front..also trimmed up one of my rhodies..the front looks so much better..it was a lot of work this summer..but putting it to bed for winter so far has been a snap..so totally worth all the work..and I enjoyed being in it..and like Tonya said..its cheap exercise and helps me to get in shape..so I don't mind it at all..
ahhh yummy clam chowder and a nice fire..and some good tv..we are set to relax and enjoy the evening..
I got a nice little surprise from my little sister yesterday..she sent me this beautiful table cloth..and a humming bird feeder..a squirrel/bird sunflower feeder and a sprayer for my hose..will get them out some spring..well I have lost another pound today..so I am down the next set of numbers now..yippee skippy..I haven't been this weight since like 2000...so its been a while..so 19 more to go..got some more recipes from wathing Dr. Oz..I like his program..its on my dvr of things to watch now..does anyone else watch him? well I think my soup is done..going down stairs now to enjoy..I hope you all have a wonderful evening and a beautiful sunday.:)looks like we are getting rain late and a bit tomorrow..so glad we had today to work and get our home in order..its going to be 49 degrees on monday..but hopefully a great day for tricks and treats..;)
Take care and talk to you again soon.;)