Thursday, August 02, 2007
Corners of My Home
This is the neglected side of our 130+-year-old house. Please try to ignore the ugly asbestos siding and the shamrock-green shutters (they are seriously shamrock green, we found the spray paint can that bore the name from the previous owner, Joe's great-aunt). I certainly try to ignore them. Joe has painted the front and the back and re-sided one side, but this side is how we bought it. This side of the house is very tall, and we never had a ladder tall enough. We just invested in some used scaffold (found locally through ebay), so I'm hoping Joe will re-side this soon and take down the shutters so they can be properly painted to match the rest of the house.
Because of the all of the full-grown trees, grass will not grow. No matter how many times we've planted it. No matter what brand of grass we try. It will not grow.
I rarely go to that side of the house. We had a small fence up to keep the kids in, but Joe wanted something with more privacy. Maybe so I'd actually wear a bathing suit and get in our pool (?).
Anyway, this is Joe's new project. A privacy fence on the side of our house. He started it on Saturday. I'd say he got pretty far in a day's time (especially since he had to dig the holes first). I am supposing he will finish it this Saturday.
And isn't she purty? And big? This is the new air-conditioning unit (the one on the right) we had installed on Monday. As much as it cost, it oughta be pretty. It's a lot larger than the previous one, almost industrial size. The installer promised we would not have any problems with this system. It has a ten-year warranty on the compressor. That makes us happy, considering we have replaced the compressor in both units and a motor in one in the past 1 1/2 years. (Both of these units are now hidden behind our new fence.)