June 12, 2017

A Productive Weekend


The Good: The outside of our house is now clean! We hired Exterior Cleaning Solutions to wash the siding and decks. The northern side of the house was really dirty looking! Just as moss grows on the north side of a tree, mildew grows on north-facing vinyl siding.

Unfortunately, Michael disturbed some wasps and got stung twice! They must have been very disturbed because this morning a wasp stung me as I came in from the deck. I was carrying wasp spray that Frank had left outside. Do you suppose ... no, couldn't be. Wasps can't read.

The Random: This recently-vacated building in Front Royal looks different with the signs removed. Old graphics appeared including two trees painted on the bricks. There is a ghost of a sign between them but I can't make out the name. It appears to have been scrubbed off at some point, but the trees were left alone.
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The Fun: The landscaping contractor who came to spread gravel at our community pond brought his kids with him. They enjoyed watching daddy work and seeing the geese and ducks.

The little girl can be seen on the right side next to the sign.

I have to give Frank credit for getting this project done. He convinced the POA board to fund it, compared prices on material and ordered it, and hired the backhoe crew. The new gravel beach looks very nice, and is a big improvement over the mud that was there after every rain storm.
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12 comments:

  1. Funny little tree mural there!

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  2. What a great improvement the gravel beach is to the pond area, families will be enjoying spending time there this summer for sure.
    Hope you aren't allergic to wasp stings (I am, horrid things) and that you are both o.k. after the wasp attack!
    Have a fab week.

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    1. The worker is mildly allergic and took Benadryl. I was worried because my dad was allergic so I took Benadryl, which made me sleepy. I napped for several hours.

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  3. Those wasps can be tough. I hang a blown up lunch sack to keep them away from areas they like. A few around saves getting stung

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    1. Good idea. I know there's a thing like that which you can buy, but a lunch sack would be cheaper.

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  4. Hello, we were thinking about buying a power washer to do our deck and house. The bees would scare me. The beach looks nice with the gravel. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. My power attacks the ugly mildew but it comes back every wet spring UGH!!!

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  6. Ooh, a ghost sign. If only it could be read. It might give a clue to the trees. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  7. What a great idea Frank had to have the gravel on the beach there! Many thanks for letting All Seasons in on all the work you both did:):) Have a beautiful rest of the week! Also, thank you for your kind comments, Linda!

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  8. Wasps can be quite aggressive at times. Sorry to hear you got stung.

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  9. Ouch on the wasp stings!

    All the best Jan

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