i’ve decided that i hate trees

you know, i never really had much of an opinion about trees before. sure, they’re nice when they provide shade. they are even nice to look at. but as a semi-new homeowner, i’ve now discovered that trees are the bane of my existence.

you see, trees have leaves. this, by itself, may not seem like quite the revelation. but consider this: leaves fall. that’s right, they fall. on the ground. in my yard. in the way. they make a huge mess. and, suffice it to say that when i come home and see a ton of leaves all over the place, it is not cool. it also looks like the garbage/yard waste people don’t pick up big piles of leaves. so that means that i need to mash them up into smaller piles that don’t blow away!

i think i’m going to run my lawnmower over the leaves to tear them up and then make piles. but man, all this work for some stupid leaves. yup, i hate trees.

productive weekend

this weekend was a productive weekend. i fixed christi’s mountain bike so that she could go mountain biking on sunday. i actually fixed my own bike too, but decided not to go on sunday and instead worked on some things that i had been putting off around the house.

and by putting off, i really mean trying really hard to ignore. but man, the house was really starting to become a real mess. it had been bothering me for a while, but i have been getting good at averting my eyes at all of the piles of junk that have been around the house.

it has been a struggle. the day started with recaulking the shower in the main bathroom. the contractors did a crappy job when they caulked it, not bothering to remove the existing caulk. the seal had been broken and mold was growing instead the caulk. it had been bothering me for a long while, so i finally sat down and fixed it.

the house has been a mess lately. i had long wanted to at least clean up the common areas that we spend most of our time in and i finally was able to clean it all up. that took the better part of the day.

and then the backyard garden. man. it is a mess. i don’t know how i am going to control the weeds there, but i pulled out a garbage bag worth of weeds and there’s still so much there. oh well, i pruned our rose bushes. i am not sure if they will bud anymore, i think the rose season is winding down. it’ll be time to give them a heavy pruning soon as they have been completely overgrown when we got into the house.

so yeah, it was a productive weekend. volleyball was crappy on sunday too, so i’m hoping that i’ll play better tonight!