Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Joys of Being a Homeowner, part II

Been a little busy the last two days.

Yesterday was sunny for the first time in a month (and based on the pouring rain this morning, the only time this month), so I was out in the yard all day, working to get ready for winter. Snow is now just over halfway down the mountains behind the house and it could start snowing in the valley at any time now. My property is heavily wooded, and the cleared grassy part that is my front yard is about an acre, which means I've got a shitload of leaves to pick up every year. So that's what I was doing yesterday. Most of it I can pick up with the bagger towed behind my garden tractor. I had to trim back some of the trees and cut down all the pulpy dying rhubarb. I probably hauled ten to twelve bagger loads and a couple of garden trailer loads of yard waste back to the compost heap behind the shop. I also needed to make some repairs to the soffits and eves and replace a few cedars shakes. Recaulked the sunroom windows. All in all, I was pretty happy with what I got done yesterday.

Last night it stormed, and the yard of full of crap again. Sigh.


  1. Ain't that the way it always happened. I just hope the leaves drop before the snow does. It's not good when leaves are on the trees when the first big snow hits. Just did the mowing for October. Next week I'll decorate for Halloween. Then I hope to get in another mowing before winter really starts inbetween all the leaf raking.

  2. There are several advantages to owning the property. It depends on the financing.


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