Preparing for the first BBQ of 2014

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This is definitely an ongoing list that I have been working on over the last few weeks.  Besides having to replace all of my lawn care equipment, I have been ripping out tree trunks, their roots and cutting back the bamboo that separates the creek from the yard. (the bamboo would take over the whole yard if I let it)  Cleaned out the shed! And even did a work road trip in the middle of everything.

Kevin’s guys are here today to dig the footers for the screened in porch, so my to do list has changed 5 times (so far).  I wanted to use the new pressure washer to finish up the back deck, but I don’t think there will be enough time between now and next Sunday to get everything done.  I think I will put that at the bottom of the list.

-put the new (bought on sale at the end of last season) deck umbrella up
-level the AC unit (mental note, call Scott about the HVAC blower – it doesnt turn off on it’s own)
-weed the horseshoe pits, add more sand
-rake the pine needles from around the shed and back yard
-gather some stuff for making a fire in the chiminea, just in case we want a fire
-clean and oil the grill (not that it’s really dirty, I use it all year round)
-clean off the back deck, including the coolers that we’ll need for the BBQ
-yard guard – hate bugs and mosquitos
-get gas for the lawn mower

I borrowed one of Kevin’s tools that looked like a super sized chisel on a 6 foot steel rod (I really need to find out what this is called, they use it to break up roots and any rocks that are in the footer holes) to get rid of that last stump in the side yard that just will not go away

before and after

the things I haven’t completed but would still like to do (besides any shopping necessary)

-clean the back windows…why have all those windows if they are dirty
-clean the new glider that’s on the front porch
-mosquito mist the hammock so that it can be used without bug bites
-and I’ll have to cut the grass again before then

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