My most favorite time of the year is fall. That is except for one thing.....
digging out the ugly pool cover, unfolding it, stretching it across only for it to land on its winter home. This is what I see out the kitchen window all winter long. It is so depressing. But it won't be long and it will be time to uncover the pool and pack that ugly cover away until the end of September. Jimmy is taking a vacation the week after Easter and there are many things to be done around the house. One of them will definitely be getting the pool open. Yep, the water will be COLD and yep, my girls will be in it. They don't care. I won't even get in until the end of May, probably. I can't stand the cold water!
There is also some painting to be done. In August we will have lived here for seven years. And for seven years the outside has needed a new paint job. We did paint the shutters and the front door not long after we moved in. But now it's time for some major painting. I have a little problem though. I don't know what colors to use. Now the siding is a creamy color with navy shutters and front door. The roof is brown.
Jimmy would like to go with painting the siding grey and shutters and door burgundy. But I just don't think that would go with our brown roof or the bricks. I like the idea of the grey with black shutters and door. But that won't go with the brown roof or the bricks either. So, what do you think? Please help! I would really like some suggestions.
And then there's the pond.....
It needs some work, too. Definitely some weeding and the daylillies have come back to life. It won't be long and we'll be sitting outside listening to it bubbling. We put the pond in back in the spring of 2003 right after my Mama passed away. We also planted the River birch tree that's behind the pond. When Jimmy brought that poor tree home my father-in-law and I thought for sure it was dead. Jimmy is 6ft. 4in. tall and that tree wasn't much taller than him. And it had no leaves on it. It won't be long and it will be full of leaves.
I hope you have a great evening!
Ordinary Graces ~
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