Once all of the overgrowth was cleared out, we discovered some beautiful blue hydrangeas and a few small azaleas that hadn't even been visible. I can't wait to see how they look next spring now that they have some room to breathe and grow.
Earlier this week I also cleared out the gardens in the driveway. It looks so much cleaner now.
We haven't spent as much time working in the bathroom as I was hoping. With a second bathroom in the house, it's just not as much of a priority as the outside is right now. Jeremy finished all of the sanding yesterday, and I'm now working on priming the entire room. It will hopefully be painted soon so we can get the new fixtures installed.
We had a few unexpected visitors this week.
On Wednesday I put a few old trellises on the curb, figuring that somebody would stop and take them. A few hours later there was a man knocking on the door to ask about them. He introduced himself as the great great nephew of Samuel Jeffrey, a former resident and namesake of our house. He shared a little bit about his family and his great great uncle. It was definitely a cool surprise!
We also had another visitor in the night. I woke up at 2:30 the other night to a bat flying above us. Freaky! Although we (and by we, I mean Jeremy...I had taken cover in another room!) weren't able to get him out of the house that night, we were successful when he made an appearance the following evening. I love bats, just not in our bedroom! We figure he found his way from the attic and into our bedroom through one of the holes the electrician made in our closet. Needless to say, every hole in the house has now been covered up!
After a month of waiting, our hot tub is finally hooked up and running! We were able to go in it last night for the first time, and it felt great after a day of working in yard. It was so nice to relax after all of the hard work we've done this week.