Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rain Rain go Away!

Its Spring here in Fairbanks, AK. And so far all it has brought is rain and mosquitoes! Not all days are rainy and overcast - but a majority of them are. The weekends so far have been nice and we have gotten up to the 70's before! Shorts weather for sure. But as I type this its overcast, drizzly and sprinkling. Not good weather for the kids to go out and jump in the bouncy thing or ride bikes or crawl around in the dirt and explore...long day for us! The only good thing about this rainy weather is that our grass is finally growing and with the almost 24 hours of daylight its time for us to get the lawn mower out (or buy one at least). Last year we had to do some landscaping because we were having some major drainage problems due to breakup. Here are some before and after pictures:

We used to have a drive way here.... they took it out and made our hill nice and pretty!

Now with all the rain and sunlight - our hilly is nicely green (with some bare spots) but we will fix that soon! (Pictures taken this am - doesn't it just seem gloomy?)
Ok - the thing sticking out of the ground is our well thingy - there used to be a sink hole right by it so it was VERY dangerous especially for our adventurous Mr. Ian.
And now - look at all the green. Makes me very excited. We have to put up some sort of retaining wall or something to keep the mud from sliding. That is the bear spot to the right of the well.
So our front yard is covered in grass which means only one thing. When my father is visiting (he comes in for 2 weeks on Sat). My husband and him are going to take a trip to Lowes and go buy that cool wooden swing set. They just don't know it yet! I will let you know the progress this weekend. :)

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Not that I want to wish our time away here, because we were truly blessed to get a location such as this (I'm not trying to rub it in - some people, especially those who don't care for hot weather and/or the beach or those who are intimidated by language barriers, would not like it here). Any or all of the "bad" things (read: things that didn't work out and the extension) have been wiped cleaned with this kick butt duty station. But, I would love to own my own home. I get jealous when I see others making their home their own. We never paint b/c we don't want to paint it back, etc. I'll enjoy reading about your house "upgrades" and fix-it-up projects.