Kelly and Jon sold their current home and are renting it back for a month. That allows them to get some things done on their new home. Move in date is a few weeks away.
"Some things done" is codeword for 'major renovations'.
Once a contract was in hand, they marshaled all their home building/construction, general contractor, property management and interior design skills to bear. They put together a plan, a schedule, lined up the resources and materials and developed a critical path which began the day after closing.
Move in date was about four weeks away from closing.
The former owner on the Gold Manor allowed Jon and I to work on the yard before the close of the sale. That enabled us to get a jump on clearing some shrubs, underbrush, ivy, and unwanted overgrowth.
It was a classic case of a neglected yard which had been left in a sad state for years and years.
After a few hours making a dent on the front of the house, we spent a couple more hours on the back yard. Jon saw some steps from the sun room in the back when he opened the door. As we dug the 8" of vines, needs and leaves away, we found more brick work on a walkway.
The more we cut and cleared away, the more brickwork we found. Now only if we had an unlimited amount of energy!
After that weekend, I went back over to the house and 'worked out' about an hour at a time. I used a pick and shovel to loosen up the pea gravel driveway to fill in some pot holes.
The next weekend Jon used the weedwacker and edger to uncover more of the yard. I spent a couple of days going back over it to see what we were working with. Also, I continued on the driveway working an hour here and there.
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