Saturday, September 15, 2007


So, Wayne and I have stirred things up in our neighborhood (which is not at all unusual so that isn't the story). At least this time we are stirring up GOOD stuff! We have started a website for our neighborhood in an effort to bring all of our neighbors a little closer and to help us look out for each other. We live in a great neighborhood with really great neighbors - with, of course, a few of the obligatory exceptions. We are also trying to get our neighborhood civic club back up and running.

On the website we started, people got talking about our entrance island and how overgrown it had become. So a few "energetic" people went out there and ripped out all of the shrubbery that was there so we could start again. Don't get me wrong, it needed it BAD but of course, it ticked off a few folks. Anyway, today we all got together out there and worked on the island. The weather today has been PERFECT and it is still so nice outside. We come home and opened the windows and turned on the attic fan - YAY!!!!

This is what we had to start with (repair of the lettering is next on our list):
I wish I had a picture of what it looked like before the bushes got pulled out but it was not at all attractive and you couldn't even read the sign.

This is what we finished with:

Here are a couple more pictures of us getting dirty and having fun (that's me in the blue jean shorts and white t-shirt and Wayne is in the black t-shirt with the giant root and the tiller!):

We are tired but the day went great and I'm sure we will sleep well tonight!!! It always feels good to get something positive accomplished. OK, off to do some knitting.

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