It's been a while since I posted, and not much has changed, as in we are still at it clearing out the backyard. While I knew we bought a house that needed to be gutted, I sorely underestimated the amount of work it also takes to gut a yard. You just don't even think of that, but when a yard is overgrown to the point of looking like a forest, it does take more than you'd expect to get it all out.
|Shrubbery left beside the garage|
|A couple of weeks ago we tried to take matters into our own hands and trim this ourselves ...|
|... It went from looking like this to ...|
So in came the painter, and back came Jack (the tractor guy we found on Craigslist, who we now have quite an affinity for!)
|Our painter even was up for the side job of hauling off all these bricks and cinder blocks|
(believe it or not, all this stuff was in the backyard too)
|He just backed up his friend's pickup and loaded it off to the dump|
|Jack finishing up on the newly (and fully!) cleared out backyard,|
with the newly painted garage
Except he left this pile almost as tall as our house!
|Which took 2 weekends to saw and cut up.|
The process was really tiring but we are GLAD.THIS.IS.DONE.
|We're thinking we can make it go away in 3 trips to the curb – they'll pick this sort of stuff from your curbside in Charlotte if you don't "overdo" it, so we tried to cut and stack it very neatly in hopes that it seemed like less than it was :)|
More later this week...