4.26.2009

Spring? Already?

I guess we've neglected the ol' blog for a while, sorry about the lack of updates... We've been busy, I promise!

Today is the 2nd official day of outdoor cleanup and maintenance. The first mow job of the season was fun, I think I emptied the bag about a dozen times. We had a nice little work day out in the rain on Easter, raking the debris that had collected over the winter. The side of our house is like a wind tunnel that blows all the leafs, garbage, etc. from the neighborhood into our fence. It's crazy all the stuff that collects. I found this business card in a leaf pile.

Front:


Back (click for larger size):


'57? has this been in a leaf pile for 50 years? Where could it have possibly come from?

Doing yard work in the rain is a surprisingly pleasant and cleansing experience. Why do we need to sit in a building to celebrate Easter? Rebirth? Renewal? Return-to-life? Yard work does it for me.

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Stumbled across your blog looking for info on Barnum (I just closed on my house there) and I wanted to say I'm really enjoying the renovations! And cat pictures. And the fact that your cat and my sister have the same name.

Anyway, you guys have sort of calmed my nerves about buying and now I'm getting pretty excited about moving and decorating and all that. Thanks a bunch, and good luck!

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