Mike lives in North Florida with his wife, two children, two dogs and a cat missing a piece of her ear named Sadie Mae. He is a 30-something guy trying to balance family, work, gardening, travel and his love of food. When the kids are asleep and the house is quiet he writes two blogs, Black Coffee & Bourbon chronicles the daily circus that is his life, and Sweet Tea & Bourbon which documents his foodie adventures.
Being a homeowner some projects tend to hang around and avoid completion. It’s not through laziness that they get but aside, but rather life. This weekend with little man by my side we tackled three of these lingering projects. The fire was to paint the portion of the front fence that our neighbor revealed to the world when she trimmed an azalea that straddles the property line. Mason thought painting was a lot of fun and got more on the ground than the fence. I touched up the areas we missed and was happy when the fence was covered.
The next item on our list was to paint the trim on the shed so it would match the house. Mason watched as I covered the moss green with a deep gray. While I painted he chatted with Miss Donna over the fence. She gave him a little ice cream sandwich. It made his day, and he also helped out by painting one of the lower edges of the door frame.
The last project was the removal of four metal fence post from an oddly placed chain link fence. I am not sure who installed it, but it ran off the back edge of the house, parallel to the street for about 15 feet, then ended. It served absolutely no purpose. I took the fencing down about four years ago and left the poles in place until I had time to hack them out of the ground. Two came out fairly easily and my father-in-law cut the last two down with a cement saw. I filled the holes with some dirt I had in the shed and now that area of the yard actually looks nice.