- The plan for yesterday was to spend it attacking the front porch, which is enclosed, and basically used for storage. (So, yes, the first thing you encounter when you come to our house is a room full of disorganized storage.) But, then we realized that a decent % of our neighbors' tree was dangling over our backyard, so we instead spent the body of yesterday dealing with that (which involved our neighbor up our ladder leaning against his fence using our chain saw at the end of a 10' pole); then, since we had momentum, we and neighbor continued to hack at unwanted foliage, mostly at the weed trees growing out of an offset in the retaining wall on the other side of the yard. Then C and I continued to cut and rake and trim, and now our entire property about as tidy as it ever is. We're trying to decide what to do about lawn furniture - we have a bunch of plastic chairs given to us when friends moved to Seattle in 1999, and I'm tired of cleaning them all every year - and we want to set up a basketball hoop. The hoop will be straightforward, but G also wants a surface for dribbling...
So, a good, productive day - and our back yard is much brighter now (though it still feels very private). We may get to the porch this afternoon, but we have other things that need doing, so we'll see.
- Other house thing - there seems to be water upwelling right in front of the washing machine. It hasn't rained in a few days - I'm v. puzzled.
- I put up a video onto youtube of me reading a subset of last weekend's media refs: http://youtu.be/klpb-sUaD3k