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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My High Wire Act Won't Be Hitting The Road

My weekend was full of death defying adventures like this one where I conquer my fear of heights.
Fear - ha!  I laugh in the face of fear....
 Heights?  No height is too high.
Oh' who am I kidding.  I actually got nauseous for the first time ever when I was up there.  This really may be my last year of doing this.  There were so many oak leaves and a few branches up there.  And buckets of  Spanish moss!  It really piles up in the valleys of the roof.  I also found a couple of soft spots on the porch roof  that are going to need to be patched asap! 

Where I'm standing in the last picture is on top of the new addition we added a couple of years ago.  It's a lot higher as you can see than the original roof.  A couple of angles on the roof have a really sharp pitch.  I was shaky enough to have to sit down and even thought about coming down.  But I didn't.  I pressed on and got the whole thing done.  It took about 2 hours but it's done hopefully for at least 6 months.

I have no idea what that translucent whitish blur is on the left side of the picture.  It's not on the wall.  Do you suppose it's the spirit of my guardian angel?  I'm sure it's a blurp in the pic.  I still like the thought of a guardian angel though.

A couple of weekends ago I was on top of the grape vine giving it a way too late trim.  We never did get a freeze this year and it was already out of control so I crossed my fingers and hoped it wouldn't bleed to death.  I'm happy to say it didn't and there are lots of grapes already starting to grow.  Not that I'll get a one of them.  The birds think I grow them just for them.
This whole side of the yard needed trimming up.  I got a lot of it done but forgot to take the after photos.
In the photo above you can see just how much of the plants I've cleared out on the right side of the picture as well as the grape vine it's self.  And yep, that's right I cropped my big butt out of the pic.  I hope they're right and that it's really true that the camera does add 10 lbs (or 20).  I should pin the original photo to the fridge as incentive.

We did have some fun this weekend.  We spent some time over at our new neighbors Jennifer and Marks house.  They're so nice and we have so much in common.  It's like we've been friends forever.  Actually I couldn't believe how much alike Jen and I are and how much we have in common, and Neil and Mark get along great too.  They're making a lot of changes to their house and I'm looking forward to watching the progress.  

What did y'all do this past weekend?  Chores or fun stuff?  Maybe it was a mix of both.

Hugs Y'all...

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word Tracy! I am worn out just looking at the pics! What a lot of work! And glad you didn't fall off your roof!