Sorry, folks for not updating A LOT sooner. Nick and I took a vacation and got to work when we got back. So where are we?
We have been working on some small stuff here and there while making a plan. We also had been waiting for the weather to get nicer so that we can get out the tenants we did not realize were living in the house – raccoons. Yes, I said racoons…ugh! This is not my first time dealing with racoons living in an attic, so I know what a pain it can be to remove them. Not only that, these guys seem to have been living there for YEARS. We have set some traps and will be relocating what we find. Nick actually saw one yesterday and said it was about 40-50 lbs. I had no idea they could get that big!
In the meantime, there has been some visible progress: yard work. Our yard is a disaster. And there were thorn bushes around the house. I think it’s a weed that got out of control because I can’t see a thorn bush being landscaping! What did we do? We pulled it all out!! Nick’s brother came over with his truck and helped us pull out all the dead, thorny, and random foliage that was taking over the front and the side of the house. We captured some of the action in videos:
And here are some before and after pics. It’s not super awesome, yet, but it looks a hell of a lot better!