On Sunday, Todd and I started to push forward on redoing the house. But, before we tackled anything inside, we decided to start on the outside since it will be unbearable in the next month or so due to lovely Maryland summers. We had perfect weather on Sunday for some outdoor work. Cloudy, cool, and breezy.
While Todd worked on cleaning out the garage and repairing some things, I went full on war with English Ivy that had taken over a good bit of the house.
You know there’s a lot of ivy when you spend about an hour working on an area and it doesn’t look like you did anything! English Ivy is evil, but I managed to pull as much as I could before I started getting small blisters on my hand, and yes, I was wearing gloves!
Only one of the large piles of debris. I also trimmed the huge bushes we have in the backyard an pulled up some old stumps. Overall, I think I spent about five hours working outside. And I made sure to wear sunscreen! Even if it’s cloudy, the sun can still harm you. Here’s the entire mess from our yard.
Enough to fill a small trailer! A lot of the branches in there were from trees that were broken from the heavy snow we got this past winter.
Between working up a sweat and feeling like bugs were crawling all over me (I lost track of how many giant spiders I came across!) I managed to get some nice pictures when the sun popped out for a few moments.
We still have a lot of work to do outside, but at least we put a good dent in it. There’s still a lot of English Ivy and trees to be taken down. Plus, since we’re adding a porch to the front of the house we have to take up entire bushes and another tree. I think I know what I’ll be doing when I get back from FitBloggin on Sunday!