Day 6: Let there be water

Dave working his plumbing magic, hooking us up with hot and cold running water.

Day 5: Grounds cleanup continues

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Dave and Lexi, out standing in their field.
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There are these ginormous leaves in the courtyard. Is it a giant maple leaf or something else?
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Yes sir, that’s our baby!
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There were two fountains on the original property.
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Every time I look at this, “It’s a jungle out there,” starts playing in my head.

 

Day 4: With a little help from our friends

We’re so fortunate to have the support – and labor – of our family and friends. Lexi and Dom came over and got tearing into the weeds and juniper jungle in the courtyard. We took turns┬ábaja’ing around the yard with the lawnmower.

We started moving some things in and now have the beginnings of a working kitchen.
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We have our stainless steel racks and Frank’s Red Hot chicken wings in the Crockpot. And that’s all I need.
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First round of vacuuming the living room.

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Sad Dominic. He really wanted to mow some more.

 

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I see work.
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Work.
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And more work.

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taking back the yard
We’ve only just begun the long battle with Autumn Olive.
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Only 6 more acres to go!

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Day 3: I’ve got blisters on me fingers!

 

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Day 2: Getting to Work

Dave got me started with the flat shovel and showed me how to scrape the weeds down from the pavement. I stayed busy doing that while he continued checking out the plumbing and mechanical situation.

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Day 1: Happy Anniversary

 

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Happy 27th Anniversary! I got you this motel.