I have this ridiculous belief that our life will settle down in the forceable future. But, I’m not sure that’s in the cards for us. Since February we have been working on our front yard. Yes, I said February. I even spelled February correctly -thank you very much shame inducing seventh grade English teacher.
We decided to refinance and found someone who could help us dismantle and tear down our deck. They also helped us build a cement deck patio that is ten feet deep and perfect for our home and our children.
We also built a retaining wall at the end of the property that we’d been meaning to do for years so we could level our front yard and put in a lawn. We have a HUGE front yard that went to seed our first year here. We had a lot to learn about Yakima summers. Like that you HAVE to water your lawn because very little of it sprinkles from the sky.
So, we are reseeding the yard AND putting in a sprinkler system. The anti just keeps going up and we’ve been so undecided about what we want. But, today – we had more cement poured so we are locked in. We have half the sprinkler system working so we are getting there.
Just as I lament to my husband that I can’t keep going at this pace – things start happening. We get a bit closer to what’s started to feel like a mirage in the desert. Once the lawn is hydroseeded we can rest–right?
We can’t do anything in the yard while the seed is growing so off to the mountains we go! We have a trailer, a truck and a desire to leave our home and all it’s projects for a bit. We have three little girls who have been neglected while we finish all of these projects.
I just can’t wait to enjoy our hard work. I can’t wait to see my kids on the swingset we bought and playing in their future playhouse. I can’t wait for the trees we just had delivered to give them shade as they play. I can’t wait to listen to music out under our gazebo and have a fire in our new fire pit.
We could save for family vacations or make our home vacation worthy. It will hopefully be vacation worthy by the end of this summer. Not to say we can’t enjoy some of it here and there. I totally plan to watch the fireworks with our girls under the gazebo and I can’t wait to plant my garden.
It’s going to be a beautiful family retreat. I can’t wait! We’ll keep you posted.