I think I got the blog back up running again. If you have trouble seeing photos, try hitting refresh. That was a huge pain in the ass fixing that. I was talking with tech support, my ISP (not sure why I was told to do that), wordpress support (radio silence) and nobody could get it figured out and finally I just was able to fix it myself by stripping my blog down to the start and rebuilding. Not what I wanted to do on my weekend.
First world problem for sure, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. I just uploaded the first theme that was in my list, so I don’t even know if I will keep it, but I don’t feel like messing with the blog any more for a while. Reference the meme above.
On Sunday, the fence came down. It was rotted in sections, so it’s not like that storm took down a quality fence or anything. The plan was to replace the fence at some point in the near future. We just didn’t think it would be coming down so soon. A new fence is not in the budget now and we don’t want an insurance hike. So down it came. I was
swearing profusely at working on fixing my blog and finally figured it out. I got up to check the photos on my phone and looked out the window to see John had already started on the fence!
Then I went out and helped because I have to get my mitts on every project. It was done by early afternoon. Some of the sections were broken, so they just pulled out easy peasy. John had to use the reciprocating saw to cut a couple other sections free, but it went fast. Now we have a pile of fencing to get rid of.
I was going to offer it for free on my vintage lists since they eat up picket fence stuff, but as we were pulling it down, it looked like a lot of insect damage happened and I don’t want to send wood home to someone that might be infested with something. Ewww. Really glad it’s down now.
Arial view. That poor woman’s garage is still sitting like that today. Her insurance company needs to get on the ball so that can be taken care of.
It’s very strange to look outside now.
What it used to look like:
Honestly, in looking at the yard, I actually kind of like it without the fence, even though there is still the chain link on the one side. It’s not like we have a dog or kids to keep in place. The neighbor on the back doesn’t have pets or kids either – and her yard isn’t fenced all the way around. She doesn’t care if we replace the fence or not.
I think we will just do a plant type border for now. Maybe some urns with plants in them every 10 feet or so would look pretty cool. I have to rethink some plants that are on their way that were to be put along the fence because they are not designed for full sun, which this corner is for sure. I have some clematis planted that was going to climb up the fence, but I obviously need to move that now! We’ll just add that on the pile of landscaping to be done this year.