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December 16, 2012

Dry stream bed/rain garden is working!

Dry stream bed landscape
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I know I haven’t shared any of the rest of the landscape photos with you guys, but I made a dry stream bed with a big swale to collect water during downpours so we don’t experience the standing water that we have over the last few years.  I expected the standing water to get worse after we tore out the junipers, and it seems as though it probably would have…. had I not dug out and installed the swale.  A few weeks ago was our first real rainstorm since summer. Worked like a charm!  I am excited for the bulbs that I planted to take advantage of the spring rains…..

Dry stream bed landscape

Here’s a quick snapshot of the stream bed in progress.
Dry stream bed landscape

We have a little more fine tuning to do….  Changing the slope into the swale a wee bit and making sure the gutters stay clear, but all in all… very successful!

Posted in: Landscaping
December 16, 2012

The living room re-do

Mid Century living room "update"
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We spent a few months putting things together and actually getting to the point of photographing things.  Mostly because I’m extremely lazy and I avoid getting out the camera.  Then once I took the photos I got too lazy to actually remove them from my SD card and share them.  So while I’m feeling too lazy to take the covers off my sofa to show you my Christmas tree, I figured that I may as well share the photos that I took of the living room this last summer.  Since then we got a new piece of furniture – a hutch that is now housing the lion’s share of our liquor, and we have a bunch of new pillows, but otherwise, the living room is quite similar to the photos…. with the exception of the 4 ft Christmas tree on the coffee table (effectively out of dog-range).  As is, here are the photos.  The whole room’s worth of furniture (minus the kegerator) including curtains, lamps, paint, and accessories cost under $2,000.  The trim definitely needs replacing, and it’s on the docket for after the new flooring install…

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