Today I’m in a mood that my friend Lisa would call “punchy.” I was feeling dorky today and began thinking about Ed Grimley, and this led me to YouTube to try to find a good video of him dancing to post to Facebook. (Hey, these are the important things in my day!)
Instead, I ended up watching about half a dozen SCTV clips and laughing ridiculously hard. I wish they’d shown this show on cable or reruns because I’d totally have loved it. I’m trying to be quiet here at my desk even though I’m dying with laughter. I ruined my mascara already with crying…which is the very best way to ruin one’s mascara– laugh-tears! Whew. Anyway. Where was I?
Oh, this “photo that I took” business for this challenge thing.
I’ve got tons and tons of pictures I’ve taken over the years, like any of us. And I don’t have a single favorite or anything like that. However, I do love “Before and After” shots very much.
So today I’m cheating and putting two photos so I can do a Before & After that I’m very proud of.
The back of my house in July, 2009:
The back of my house, October 2010:
I can’t believe how different it really does look. I’m psyched for the next big project (and the final BIG project), which is painting the exterior. It’s going to be flippin’ gorgeous. I’m so excited that this is MY house. I live here. I did all of this. Maybe not with my own two hands, because I am nooooo contractor. But still.
We probably shouldn’t talk much about the state of the backyard itself, right now, because it only makes me sad. I think I effed up. I cut back on water for the plants and as a result, many of them suffered freeze damage recently. Boo. Live and learn, I guess. (If they don’t get enough water in cold weather, the plants’ cells aren’t healthy enough to withstand freezing temperatures.)
I CARE! I’ll save you, plants!!! I’ll save yooooooou!
Kind of unrelated, but…