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Productive & active weekend

Here's the front of the house and the paver driveway after cleaning. My neighbor's are about due for a cleaning, too.
Here's the front of the house and the paver driveway after cleaning. My neighbor's sidewalks and gutters are about due for a cleaning, too.

Here’s the front of the house and the paver driveway after cleaning. My neighbor’s sidewalks and gutters are about due for a cleaning, too.

I spent the entire weekend working on outdoor projects. I worked from sunrise until sunset on both days, and I accomplished a tremendous amount of work.

Both mornings started of pretty chilly, but after an hour or so the sun warmed things up and my jacket came off. I couldn’t have asked for better weather: pleasantly cool, crystal clear blue skies and lots of sunshine. It’s February 4th, and I now have a pretty nice suntan. 🙂

A couple of days ago I posted a list of outdoor projects I was going to work on this month, and after this past weekend I can cross off a few of the big ones:

The sidewalk from the back of our property. I also got the fence cleaned. Almost time to trim the Crape Myrtles. The bushes along the fence are Azaleas, and they will soon be in full bloom!

The sidewalk from the back of our property. I also got the fence cleaned. Almost time to trim the Crape Myrtles. The bushes along the fence are Azaleas, and they will soon be in full bloom!

Our home is on a corner lot, and so the amount of sidewalk and street gutter I have to keep clean is extensive since it runs the entire length of our property. I estimate that I had to pressure wash about 2,000 square feet of sidewalk and gutter, plus the paver driveway and walkway.

Even after doing all this work, I was still feeling motivated after the sun went down, and so I cleaned and organized the pantry… Which reminds me, the list I posted a couple days ago is just the outdoor projects. We’re also doing a complete spring cleaning inside, and that’s always a lot of work, too.

My goal is to have everything done (inside and out) before mid-March. All this work will cut into my cycling and mountain biking time, but that’s OK, it needs to be done.

Speaking of March, I’m probably going to take a week off in the middle of that month: it’s looking likely that my mom and her best friend will be coming to stay with us for a week.

I’m going to go hit the gym and grab a quick workout before work. Today’s workload is not looking too bad, I managed to get completely caught up last week! Of course now that I said that the network gods are certainly chuckling and figuring out which piece of critical equipment they want to mess with…