This is going to be a really quick post, but I just couldn't go into the weekend without saying a great big Thank You to all of you and your amazingly kind words on my Diefenbaker post. You've proven to me that the internet can be a kind and wonderful place, and that even virtual friends can send you so much love that it's overwhelming. One of my biggest fears about writing that post was the judgement, and I even went as far as to moderate comments in fear that someone would rip me apart....but the exact opposite happened. So thanks...from the bottom of my heart.
In complete other news, the giant cedar trees in the front of our house FINALLY came down on Wednesday. We had booked it in August and then waited, and waited, and waited.....
When we bought our house it looked like this.
Now before you yell at me for cutting down trees, you have to know that they were WAY too close to the house. They hit the house every time there was any wind, and it wasn't a good situation. Also, the previous owners had cut the gutters around the trees (DUMB!). They really needed to come out.
Here's what the house looks like now.
Ok, ok, I know it's not exactly the best comparison. Nice lush green trees vs. snow....but there wasn't much I could do about that! We are officially in winter around these parts. My other problem is that it gets dark before 5 now, so to try and even get these pictures in a little bit of daylight after work was a challenge. (It was basically dark when I took these....thanks camera for at least sort of making it look like daylight).
It's amazing what a difference removing the trees made to the look of the house! I also love actually being able to see out the living room window now.....although now we really have to get on fixing the no curtain situation.
We are however left with this massive flower bed.
What would you do with it? I am thinking some really big flowering bushes - like peonies or hydrangeas. Something colourful but small enough that it won't block the window too much. I guess I have about 6 months to think about it!
Have a great weekend!