You all remember a while back when I posted about selling our old suburban "Sulley?" Well, I am posting this picture again b/c it is also a good pic of how sad our yard was. If you will notice, Sulley is parked right in front of our door. Like you had to ease out sideways when you opened the door to leave. Not to mention that any time other people visited us, they also would park right up there. I mean I guess a gravel front yard has no pretenses about being special or worthy of appreciation. To those of you who did park on our yard, I am not mad I am just saying. Anyway, here is our yard now. We (read: I-with the help of my dad) spent most of the spring raking out the rocks and pulling up the plastic underneath it; which previously had blocked all the weeds from coming up. But you can't have grass with plastic underneath. This project was a bear. I still have blisters on my hands from all the raking and sifting etc. Yes, it is still a little bit yellow from us going out of town and cutting down on the watering, but I am making up for that now and hopefully it will be green again soon.
All in all it was a good thing to do and I am glad it is done so that when we are ready to sell we won't have to do it then. But man was it hard work. I really do love it though.