We have been very lucky that we've really had no major things to do to the house to make it livable. There is even silver hinges/door knobs. So for right now while we save up money, we can live as is. David has completed a few projects that were bothering him.
I wish I had a before picture, but with a little one running around I am not the documenter that I used to be. Let's use the picture above for an example. This is what we envisioned our pampas grass looked like that was covering the electrical box in between our house and our neighbors. We love our neighbors and we already talked to them about removing them.It was not an easy task. David had to hook up the truck with chain connected around the base of the plant and pull it out in sections.
Here is half way through.
All gone! I realize it is an eye sore to see those, but it really was so overgrown that it opens up our yards now and leaves good vibes! We plan to plant some nicer bushes this spring that we all pick out.elaborate light display the houses do in our neighborhood.
We like how this one can be pulled out and really rinse the whole sink area.
This wasn't a necessity, but it is a nice touch.