Baby steps

We had a long couple of weeks getting everyone back to school. Friday completed our first week of classes. Now that I have some time without bickering over Minecraft for 8 hours daily and making food 24 hours a day, I can return my focus to other things, like tackling the back yard. I know it’s…

The big, bad backyard project

This is my backyard. What was once green and lush is now dry and dead. Last winter we had some plumbing problems and as a result, the sprinklers we worked so hard to install no longer work without flooding my basement. Also, all the exterior components have to be replaced. Happy, happy, joy, joy. We…

How to have a successful yard sale

“Have a yard sale.” They said. “It’ll be fun!” They said. Earlier this summer (and every summer, really) my kids asked if they could have a garage sale. Normally, my answer is no. My husband hates yard sales with a passion. Saturday is our relax day. Strangers pilfering through our junk and haggling over a quarter is…