Friday, December 17, 2010

Around the House

I know it's been awhile since I posted, but I haven't had much to say. Mostly we've been doing those never-ending household chores.

Like trimming the citrus trees. Tip - don't ever plant a lemon tree.

I'm holding a branch that sprouted less than a year ago. This one was unusual, but I topped the tree back to where it was last year and the trimmings averaged 5 feet!
The orange and grapefruit trees are much better behaved.

And then I blow the leaves with my handy leaf blower/vacuum. I haven't mastered the vacuum part - I don't think it was designed for yards with stones instead of grass.

Here's what all the well-dressed yard workers are wearing. Can't forget the mask - I don't want to breathe all that dust.

And while I visited my father, Ron painted the garage. I think he's now out of things to paint. (And that was my favorite shirt!)

But the best thing that happened lately is that Ron's son Jim came and took Ron to the Cardinals/Broncos game. Surprisingly, the Broncos lost badly. I'll let you guess who they were routing for. Here's the 'before' picture.

And here's the 'after.'


  1. Make Lemonaide!!...I had to be the first to say that--ITs great to see a man who doesnt mind doing a little work around the house! I had the opposite--you guys make a great team-Im jealous of the SHORTS weather very rainy gloomy and cold here today-
    I dont think vaccuming rocks would be a good thing--
    The Bronco's t-shirt gave it away--my Sis lives in CO so I would be on the same side at that game!

  2. Oh, how I would love to be able to pick citrus fruit in the backyard!
    We have been having some COLD weather but at least it hasn't snowed yet. The wind finally slowed to about 5 mph and we went Geocaching. Nothing like climbing banks and crawling under bushes when the temp is 19 degrees.
    Ron needs to visit us - your dad keeps fussing that I didn't paint the kitchen window yet. ;-)

  3. Thanks for reminding me why we can't wait to sell our house and hit the road fulltime!

  4. Glad to see you're keeping busy!! ;) It is getting colder up here, but wwe haven't seen winter yet. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

  5. If Ron has the itch to paint, I have some walls in need of some paint. = )

  6. Too bad you weren't around to save your favorite shirt - oh, and I love the before and after pictures.