We also had another huge repair to do---crumbling City of Taylor sewer lines have to be replaced and we had to pay the city to install a tap into their main line---something they should have required homeowners to do when they completely re-did the streets back in 2006, but didn't. Now anytime these old pipes have to be re-routed (and most of them will have to be sooner or later), they'll have to dig up the street-AGAIN. Sigh.
When I write my book on how to buy an old house (and what NOT to do), there will be extensive issues about old plumbing in it---believe me! :-)
So, here they are, working hard at it:
|Bright and early, at 7 am|
|The very efficient City of Taylor crew--got the job done fast|
Now, house pics!
|Almost finished---still needs more green on the window sashes and the front screen door re-do|
|LOVE that little attic window!|
And while Husband was hard at work finishing up the front, I was in the back working on a "little" project---scraping and sanding the old paint from the original wooden awning that will go over the left-most windows on the front.
|That's a lot of scraping and sanding!|
More pics, added later:
And here are a few pics from the garden, taken right before the April cold front and wind storm/hail came through:
Coral honeysuckle, hummingbird magnet grows on a re-purposed clothesline pole. Wrought iron from the old greenhouse shed decorates one side of it.
Perennial onions are blooming, and are always a delight to bees, butterflies and people!
And the back porch garden. . .
And just for grins, another look at the BEFORE:
Happy trails from Texas! Come on, spring!