A peak through the back window to the backyard - what used to be half a basketball court at the top of the driveway. This hanging ornament, wrapped in clear beads, was something I picked up on a Christmas clearance but liked it more as a window decoration than a tree ornament so I keep it up all year long. It's about 4 1/2" across. (The topic of Our Beautiful World this week is Beads.)
That large turtle you see was found in the back of our shed that we recently tore down. I asked the kids if we should toss it or keep it and Rachel said to save it, so for now it's parked where you see it. Because..............
We've started a construction project opposite this part of the driveway. Our driveway is like a large number 7 with the downstroke not so diagonal. The part you see through the window is the start of the 7 and the free standing garage we are replacing is at the bend.
This was the garage and shed before. We were especially proud of the blue tarp doors (not). And we've planned for a long time to replace it. (Trust me, the house is much nicer and the new garage will be beautiful.)
A picture below from last night with all the wood gone and the cement torn up. This afternoon that was removed and the grading has started. It's going to be so nice to finally have someplace to put the cars in bad weather and even though I'll still have to walk across the driveway when it snows, I won't have to (or rather I should say HWNSNBP won't have to) clean the car off.
I have to admit that I've about had my fill of construction for the summer though. Too much to deal with at work and now at home. All the contents of the garage and shed are in a pod you don't see in the picture located directly behind the house between the two areas in the photos. Not much to look at through my kitchen window as it obstructs my view. So I'm hoping that the weather will hold and this project will not be dragged out like the door replacement at work which is still, as of today not done and students arrive on Tuesday.
Yes, it's going to be a squeaker, but I'm not going to worry about any of this this weekend and try to enjoy the last 3 unofficial days of summer.