Home Sweet Home
My House and My Street
Here is my house with its new paint color.
Now the yard looks very shabby and not in a good way.
I couldn't even show a photo of it till now because the grass looked so bad from
the super hot and dry summer we had.
But its finally greening up.
I tried to get a photo where the porch was not all dark but to no avail.
I'll keep trying.
Now I need to overhaul my landscaping to make it look better with the paint colors.
I need more blue green in the landscape.
That cedar in front by the arch on the left has to go. It's all yellow and dying.
So I'll plant something new there soon.
But so many of you have been asking to see how the paint and roof turned out that
I thought I'd show before I fix the landscaping which might have to wait till next spring.
Here was the before:
The house desperately needs the landscaping fixed and some flowers planted
and flower boxes for next year.
Why is it...you fix one thing up and it makes everything else look so bad?
I thought it looked pretty nice...till I got the new roof and paint and then....
everything else looked awful.
Here's a few shots of my neighbor's houses.
To the East of me. This photo was shot when my grass was so yellow...a few weeks ago.
(see the edge of it in this photo)
This was why I decided to wait to show a photo of my home.
My neighbor has a sprinkler system so his yard stays looking good even in the hottest weather.
Neighbor to the West of me.
They have a sprinkler system too, plus lots of shade.
I envy their shade. I have several trees planted in hopes of one day having a shady yard.
Right now most of the shade I have comes from their trees.
Today they were out redoing their landscaping. I'll show that when it's done.
Harold's house. He lives directly across the street from me to the south.
Harold is the neighbor that put up with me for a week, standing under his bedroom window every morning trying to decide on paint colors.
He provided moral support when I kept trying different colors of blue/green.
He was pretty proud of himself for picking his paint colors all by himself.
This house used to have a brown roof and brown trim.
It's much fresher looking with the gray roof and gray trim.
Just up from Harold...to the West. Their yard looked nice all summer.
Here's a great makeover.
This house is on the other side of the park.
I don't know the owner but they are doing a wonderful job of fixing it up.
The inside of this home is really unusual. When I saw it, it needed lots of tlc.
But seeing what they are doing on the outside...I'm sure they are doing just as well on the inside.
This is what the outside looked like before:
and at one time it was even worse than that -
I knew this house had great potential.
I'm so happy to see its reaching it.
It used to be the ugliest house on the street.
Well not any more.
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