Our house…The yard

27 07 2008

Today i thought I would share some pictures of the house we are renting.

This is the Front of the House before we moved in

This is the Front of the House before we moved in

We’ve never cut the grass…notice the brown and yellow shades of dead grass (there is a drought here). We probably need to cut the grass, but don’t own a lawnmower. Grass seems to grow so slowly here that if we bought a mower we would only use it once before the winter came. Maybe we should pay the neighbor to let us borrow his mower…

We've never cut the grass...

Really tall blue spruce tree which I love

Really tall blue spruce tree which I love

Okay, so it may not seem like much but the ENTIRE area that looks like sand and dirt is the ant hill.

Okay, so it may not seem like much but the ENTIRE area that looks like sand and dirt is the ant hill.

I also love the giant ant hill that sits between the sidewalk and the street. Although ant hills can and do get much larger around here this is the first one I’ve ever seen this big. And although my camera couldn’t capture the actual ants (plus there weren’t many out because of the heat) there are tons. Sometimes they swarm all over the entire ant hill. I won’t lie, I spend plenty of time out here watching the ants…

This is the driveway up close before the construction

This is the driveway up close before the construction

When we first moved in we were completely unable to access the driveway from the front of the house, first due to a giant pile of dirt and gravel blocking the driveway and then due to some serious sewer construction and reconstruction of the sidewalks and road. Apparently there had been an issue with flooding/drainage and also the fact that the sewer drain in front of our house was at some point for an unknown reason filled with concrete. At least that’s what the guy in charge of construction told us. The story was that there was some leakage/runoff into a waterway that runs through the neighborhood and empties into the river and that had to be prevented so they decided to just fill it with concrete…logical and yet…not so much.

Post-construction...so nice

Post-construction...so nice

So after about 1.5 weeks of waking up each morning to the sounds of construction and about 20 men standing in our front yard we can actually use our driveway. Yesterday we got a really nice surprise in the mail. The company that did the construction sent us a Thank You note for being so understanding during the inconvenient construction and included at $25 gift certificate to Chili’s. You wouldn’t get anything like that in Louisville, one of the perks of small towns. One of the NON-perks of small towns is getting honked at by guys in trucks.