WEEEEEEDS

Goddamn, there are a lot of weeds in our backyard.

We spent our first full working weekend in the house developing a plan of attack for combating the f#@%ers and making a very small amount of progress in the battle of Man vs. Nature. We made four — count ’em: FOUR — trips to Home Depot and spent several hundred dollars (courtesy of an e-gift cert from Mike in London — BIG BIG thanks!) on tools to conquer what has become the bane of our existence.

In the same amount of time, Bryce (Trent’s contractor-stepfather) pretty much COMPLETELY re-wired the entire house and undid a full century’s worth of bad decisionmaking by previous owners. Oh, and he also made some plumbing repairs. And patched half our fence. And the painters mud/taped and primed practically the entire house.

What does this tell us?

Trent and Lisa are bringin’ the team down. We need to bust some serious ass next weekend or we’re never gonna win this battle.

Lisa spraying weed killer in the yard.

Look! I’m spraying weed killer on the weeds!

Lisa taking a break in the grass with Sam.

Mmm… Now I need a break (with a Tecate).

Trent pulling weeds on the patio.

Crutchy McCrutch pulling weeds from the patio cracks so we can re-mortar stones.

Lisa still laying in the grass with Sam.

I’m still taking a break (with a Tecate)!

Inside the house, the walls are being painted. This is the living room.

Meanwhile, inside the house… Shit’s gettin’ done!

Sammy napping in the house.

Except we still need breaks.

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11 thoughts on “WEEEEEEDS

  1. Cathy Cardinal says:

    it all looks very right and cool. Don’t sweat the weeds…they all serve a purpose..

  2. What a happy home you are building! Just remember, the joy is in the journey, not the destination. But maybe you should buy a lot more Tecate for the journey. Every time I see pictures of your place, I want to move there. I have dreams of sitting in the sun on your deck and dreaming of a simpler life. Pure heaven! You will get there. (I think Sammy is already in heaven!) Love, Mom

  3. Kim Dabbs says:

    I never thought I would see the day that you sprayed weed killer on your yard! Home Depot is now your second home…can’t wait to visit!

    • lisatemp says:

      I complained, but it had to be done. It’s not a yard — it’s a weed compound. In other news, we discovered we have an apple tree, too!

  4. Carla Daniels says:

    Sammy in that sunpatch is sooo cute.

  5. Megan says:

    For some reason, I really feel like I need a Tecate right now…

  6. Kirk says:

    Weeds never end at our house until the snow falls. There is always something in the yard or house that needs work. Take a deep breath. I did not know you that weed killer could be purchased in California.

    We have been know to switch hardware stores during a project because of to many trips to the same store in one weekend. We have two home depots that are the same distance from the house.

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