1st - Hank came home!
Lucy was so happy!
Remember this picture from Spring Break?
Well, here is a similar pose from the two of them earlier this week.
This adorable puppy?
Grew into this teenage troublemaker:)
Lucy and I are both getting used to have a BIG and playful dog back in the house. However, he is taking his protection duties seriously...
2nd - Security
...Which is a great thing! Earlier this spring, one of my sweet neighbors had her door kicked in during the middle of the day! Which led me to get my first non-canine security system. I settled on one that I installed myself this week, and one that I can OCD myself happy by checking to see if I armed it just looking at my phone. It is a nice feeling, but Hank greeting unwanted guests at the door would lead them to call 911.
3rd - Yard
Last week, my wonderful tree trimmer and all around big stuff yard guy came with his crew and took care of all those big things that I could not get to this winter. Then I called my landscaper. Last year, he took out the grass on the south side of the driveway and parkway and replaced it with xeriscaping.
Along the way, he has to change some of the sprinklers to be more water efficient (we are in a huge drought out here), so we decided to de-thatch the front lawn. That will allow me to mow and edge more easily until I have enough money for Phase 4 - removing the front lawn completely!
4th - Closets
Way back in December, right before I fell and cracked my sternum (again, not recommended), I was in the middle of switching up and moving rooms. The treadmill cannot be moved out of the room it is in, so it will have to stay there. This is what the workout room looks like right now.
Not very workouty:)
This is what the office/sewing room looks like right now.
Everything is shredded and filed, so actual progress has been made. The closet is being switched out with the closet in the workout room, thus the boxes everywhere. I have to go through the sewing boxes too, most of it was my mom's. One of my nieces just got her first sewing machine, and I am going to pull some of my mom's notions and things for her to have. My mom would have wanted that.
Today I am digging back in and setting things right! My goal is to have the closets reorganized and done today, and hanging pictures the rest of the week. I promise "After" pictures of both rooms. I am anxious to get started on some planning and "products" for TPT. I am sticking to my promise to only put items in the store that I am using in my classroom, so I have a few things to clean up for TPT. Plus, so many more units and ideas to share, but I getting organized comes first! More later! I have an office to organize!