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Front yard….rocks, rocks and lots of rocks 7/4/17

I swear this is the last time I’m going to move these rocks.  I was out in the backyard at 7 this morning, picking up rocks and putting them in buckets.

The front yard was looking shitty, and I think that the company that cuts the grass put poison on the flowers that I was trying to grow.  I’m tired of messing with it, so this was my project for today.

I picked up every rock that I could dig up, knowing that I did not want to spend any money on bags of rocks.  I had my fingers crossed that I would have enough for what I wanted to do.

This is my new homemade tool.  A bent up grilling fork.  It works great for loosening up the dirt.  It also works perfectly for digging up weeds.

First I tore up cartons that I had saved last week and put them down to slow down the weed growth.
Then I topped that with buckets and buckets of rocks from the backyard.

I like it!  It turned out better than I thought and I did end up having enough rocks.

The Royal Empress tree is growing like crazy

Ferns from my mom’s house are growing pretty fast too.

A few minutes ago, T-Jay used the electric saw to cut up the rest of them Maple tree.  I will keep putting it in the trash can until it’s all gone.  It shouldn’t take more than a couple of weeks, and then I’ll finally have the backyard back to normal.

I’m thinking about hooking up the power washer to blow all that dirt from around the roots of that Maple tree.  If I can get them exposed enough, I’ll be able to cut them off so that I will finally have a somewhat level walkway.

Well, it was an idea.   I guess my power washer isn’t powerful enough.

I’ll have to figure out another way to dig that root up.  Oh, well, that’s for another day.  I’m pooped and am going to take a shower and relax for the rest of the day.

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Two days after the storm and cleaning chairs 5/20/17

Two nights ago we had an awful storm that actually didn’t last long.  One minute it was just raining hard, the next minute came the wind.  I didn’t think to bring down the umbrella in the back yard and was afraid it was going to blow out of my back yard.

I went to sleep and didn’t realize how bad the wind had gotten until I looked behind the fence of my backyard this morning.

^^^^This is my tree in my backyard.  
The limb that is now missing was facing 
the rear of my home.

 ^^^^This is a tree that is behind my fence in the common area.
The tree limb from my tree is on the ground.

 ^^^^Another photo of the tree limb from my tree.  
How is this even possible?  
The limb was facing my home and somehow managed to break off, 
turn around and fly to the other side of the fence instead of inside of my yard???

^^^^Lunch for next week is in the crockpot.  
Chicken breasts, Cajun Sausage, can of Golden Mushroom soup, can of regular Mushroom soup, a package of dried onion soup, 1/2 a can of Whipping Cream, 1 1/2 tablespoon of cayenne pepper, and 8 ounces of cream cheese.

^^^^No Crust Cheesecake.  One package of plain Gelatine dissolved in 1 cup boiling water. 
Two packs of Cream Cheese.  One tablespoon vanilla flavoring and one tablespoon of Mio Lemon.  
It’s delicious with whip cream on top. 

^^^^I picked up a bottle of SuperClean this morning.  
I’m taking it to work later.

^^^^^So that I can clean the pretty red chairs at work this afternoon.  
It’s amazing how filthy they get. I’ll have them looking like new in a few hours.
Since I’m cleaning chairs today, I’ll be taking tomorrow as my day off.
I don’t know what possessed me to volunteer to do this today.  
I’ve been up since 4:30 AM and really don’t feel like going anywhere this late in the day.
Okay, on my way to work.  The sooner I get this done, the sooner I can get back home.