Monday, September 18, 2017

THE DECLUTTERING CONTINUES...

It's nice when you can get some others behind you in decluttering!  The Hubs and I are in the midst of some major home improvement projects!  One of them is the front of our house, which you really can't see and we really haven't seen in the 17 years we've lived here!  Although I love the trees and the tree tunnel you walk through to get to our front door, we realized it was time for them to go.  Maybe all those Fixer Upper episodes played a part in our decision... :)

 Before

 My son and his friend took down 9 trees for us!

 After
 All this trim was rotten after 39 years!

I got to give our home a new Tudor design with arches with the help of our contractor.  I love it!  

The first morning after this was completed I went to the dining room window downstairs and looked outside and thought, "Oh, it's so bright and sunny today!"  Then I realized it wasn't especially bright or sunny, it was just the blue sky showing where all I saw before was the shade of those trees!  

I can't help but make the correlation with our lives - do we let things grow up and cover us up unknowingly?  Does it take a major overhaul for us to realize what we've been missing?  



3 comments:

Lori W said...

I didn't realize it was that many trees you cut down! No wonder it was so much brighter! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³πŸ˜Š

Michelle said...

You and my parents.....they cleaned off the front of theirs and are in the midst of doing some major repairs due to age and flooding....it looks completely different!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Ha - Michelle - did they tell you we stole their contractor?