Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Saying Good Bye to our Trees

With all the rain we've gotten, this past Winter, our tree started to lean toward the house.  The other tree to the left of it was half dead.  We had a tree company come out and remove our two trees and then we had them remove the stump from the tree that fell in our parkway a few years ago.

As you can see we still have trees in the back of the property.  One of them is a huge Ash tree and the rest are Pepper Trees that keep on creating seedlings.  If we didn't dig out the seedlings I'd have a forest of them.  Right now we have grass because we have a very wet Winter, but by Summer it will be brown again.  Our trees helped keep our house cool so I'm not looking forward to the heat this Summer.  We'll have to find ways to keep the house cool.  I'm thinking a retractable awning would help.  In the meantime, we're going to put the film that helps keep heat out in the Summer and cold out in the Winter.  We have AC units in our bedrooms and one noisy one in the living room.  I'd like to replace the living room one with one like this one:

Now our yard is ready for a pool.  Only one big problem, it would cost over $50,000 to get one.  I'm constantly looking at the Swim Spas that would have a mini-pool with a Jacuzzi.  One can dream right?

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