Sunday, November 28, 2010

Procrastinators ‘R Us…

You do remember that I’m a charter member of Procrastinators Anonymous? I waited until 3:00 this afternoon (Sunday) to start putting up my Christmas lights. Of course, in the manner of ALL house-fix-it projects around here, to put up the lights requires that I MUST clean the gutters first. No fun until the work is done. Thank you Frank McMorrow.

I was done by 5:15-ish, which is actually kind of quick for me. While cleaning out the back gutter, I moved my over-turned wheelbarrow (which has a flat tire- which is why it hasn’t been moved in a year), and discovered the camouflage for a rodent motel! Under the wheelbarrow, little critters of the furry variety have been amassing a big pile of dirt, enough to fill the wheelbarrow. Mixed in this was the old blue tarp I had set the barrow on, so that it wouldn’t blow away. I hastily shoveled all that away. Luckily, I didn’t have to look at any of the furry things.

On a down note, though, I noticed a couple of my dormer corner boards are really rotted- that the trim paint from the last paint job didn’t hold up well at all.

Here’s a photo of my efforts:

Xmas lights 2010

The string that runs above the door is a brand new set, so the curl has to straighten out on that part.


Peggy Lee said...

Can you send some of your Christmas spirit my way please? I'm still too tired to make any attempt at holiday decorating.
There's always next week!

Anonymous said...

thats ok I still haven't pulled my dead plants out of the pots yet too cold now

Denise said...

Well, at least you have lights. Asked DH if we were putting any out. He thought a moment and said, "No" Simply - No. So the tree is up and the house looks good. But, it's dark outside. Sigh!

Smiles - Denise

Raven/Missy said...

I think the lights look good!