I'd love to get him one of those HUGE cedar climber swing set thingies. But while Joe was clear cutting the trees and underbrush back there, I was sitting at my desk wincing with guilt every time I heard the chainsaw and resulting CRASH. All those poor saplings...turned into mulch. TIMBER! Ouch. The Sierra Club is gonna revoke my membership.
So what do you think? Big difference, right?
Yeah, now we can see the neighbor's houses over on the next street. It was nice not really being able to see their backyards for 3 seasons out of the year, but oh well. There are still SOME trees back there. I want to plant a row of tall flowering bushes, of some kind, in the very back of the yard. I think that will add back some measure of privacy (plus it will look really pretty).
I sometimes wish I were more of an outdoorsy type. I'd love to get out there and plant a flowering tree in the front yard, plant some flowers around the mailbox and in front of the house...yadda. Yes, I want the house to have more curb appeal. But eh. I'm not gonna be the one to do it. I am still hoping the husband will change his mind about my front walk and back yard oasis plans I worked out with a local landscaper. I know how great this house COULD look. I just don't have the wherewithal to do it myself.