Monday, August 13, 2012

Are We There Yet?

...No. No we're not.  But we're getting within one more fill up, a rest stop and an exit sign of the end.

The croquet lawn.  Evidently our grounds keeper needs to water the lawn...
Still need to plant something around the arbor.

The railings are not complete - still need the outer, top and hand rails.
A great place to view Mt. Pilchuck.
We need to plant by the arbor posts...put in ground cover by the stepping stones...get patio furniture...
...plant the bushes around the wall....etc...etc...etc...

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Stress Level: Defcon 2...

...I could have said defcon 1, but I'm reserving that for later in the week.

We have been crazy busy here at Rancho West for the past...umm...well, for the entire summer.  What ever happened to sitting on the porch sipping lemonade? That's what I want to know. I guess part of my problem is that I don't HAVE a porch to sit upon. Not quite. 

Here's a peek into our backyard (and the cause of 98.9% of my stress):

No, this isn't the loading dock of Home Depot. But can you imagine this all done and cleaned up (oh, and decorated) by Saturday?  Yeah, I'm having a tough time imagining that too.  On the plus side, I haven't killed too many flowers yet.
Notice the hole in the lawn, just past the sidewalk?  That's the arbor where the happy couple will exchange their vows. This Saturday.  Did I mention it's this SATURDAY?