Wow! we've been really busy. So sorry I've neglected posting.
The house and grounds have really been a challenge for us old folks and our son too. He's really careful to do things as he can afford them. Smart young man as he's not going to get into credit card debt.
As I said before, we put in new floors and painted the inside. It made a big difference.
Then Alan and I have been doing what we can on the outside. He cut down two trees that were in bad places and half dead. The other three, he trimmed them back, got rid of any bad limbs and they look much better. None of the trees had been watered for a long time and were barely surviving with our hot temperatures.
Yesterday Son brought in a excavator and did some heavy work. He's preparing the side of the house to park his truck. That side had a large wooden shed attached to the house. It was in terrible shape. So Alan took alot of it apart and saved all the good wood in it. He and our son will be rebuilding it in a different location, using as much of the original wood as they can. They did manage to save one window too. Alan found alot of rat droppings, dust and dirt.
Its all a work in progress.
Here "was" the wood pile. Yes, we do have a nice brick fireplace. We had a chimney sweep service come out and make sure it was safe. It passed inspection and they cleaned it just to make sure.
After the excavator it's in a huge pile which we'll go through for the best wood and get rid of the rest.
Everything here is a little funky as we said in the 60s. But with TLC, its getting better. All the fencing here is chain link for some reason.
I'll show you more pics tomorrow.
Oh, I forgot to say I guess we're keeping the kittens. They've grown alot and are in to everyting. Happy and healthy.