This house it is a-changin'...
I am so proud of Dan and me. I had some vacation time that I needed to take before it expired (and letting it go to waste would have been stupid), so I took it off during Dan's spring break. Somehow I convinced him to dedicate the week to working on the house doing the things we don't have time for on any given Saturday. We did a ton of work on the house, as illustrated by the labeled pictures below (notice the grass!):
The privacy gate on the left side of the house is brand new! Dan did it all, and it is great!
Here's a close-up of the gate and new fencing that extends the gate past the back door:
My raised-bed garden in the front of the house for my new herb and flower garden:
My new Leyland Cypress trees that will hopefully fill in and create a privacy screen along the back fence:
The north side of the house that doesn't get much sun now has some little ground-coverings that will spread and cover this shady path: