While some of the country might be experiencing a heat wave right now, Georgia has been turned into a tropical rain forest. It’s been raining all summer. Sure, I’ve been in school for most of it and haven’t really been in a position to do anything about a sunny day if we were to have one, but still. My progress on the Great Yard Cleanup of 2013 has pretty much been on hold since chopping down all of the branches and bushes in the front yard.
It’s been soggy to the point that we’re treating small windows of rain-free evenings as prime mowing opportunities. Everyone’s grass in my neighborhood is lush, green… and overgrown. I learned last year how much I hate mowing, and now I know that I hate it even more when the grass is still damp.
Naturally, the fact that I simply can’t be outside doing yard work (without getting eaten alive by mosquitoes) has me wanting to be. I’m daydreaming more and more about how awesome it would be to celebrate graduation this December with a deck and fire pit in the back yard.
The next best thing is not painting the ceiling in the upstairs hallway, but it’s what I’ve chosen to do as a means of getting something done while everything dries out. Here’s hoping that August (which is also my month-long break between semesters) provides exactly the kind of dry weather that we need to finish some exterior painting and check a few more to-dos off the house’s exterior wish list.
What’s on your mind lately?