...until you know why it was put up."
Ok, I must admit that the quote I used above has a *much* deeper meaning than what I am using it for here...but it works! :)
We have lived here over 14 years. In all that time, there was an ugly wire fence between our yard and the neighbor's yard. Their house is on the other side of their property...but this fence was right near our home. It was *ugly*. I despised it. No matter how much I tried to plant things and use flowers to brighten the outside of our home...that ugly fence was always still there. (I was always glad, though, that foliage and trees helped hide it in the summer.) We never asked our neighbors if we could take it down because, frankly, we were too scared to (our neighbors are elderly and *not* scary....but for some reason, we were too nervous to just go and ask them if we could take it down).
Fast forward to recently...my aunt gave us some of her hand-me-down decorative fencing. My mom brought it to us and said maybe we could put it in front of the ugly fence to help hide it a bit....
Still bummed because I just despised that ugly wire fence, the boys told me I should just go ask our neighbors if we could take the ugly fence down....but alas, I said that I just "couldn't"...so, Xavier (the almost 12-year-old boy that he is) ran over and asked the neighbors *for* me!! When he came back with their reply, I couldn't decide whether to leap with joy or fall over in shock!!! Apparently, the ugly fence was on *OUR* property and we could take it down whenever we wanted to!!! It was there from previous owners (way back when)! Oh the excitement....(and regret!!! We could have taken this horrid fence down years ago!!).
So, while I did some mowing, the boys got to work...
Yay, yay, yay! No more ugly fence! Now I have a pretty fence between the trees that naturally line the property line and my lovely hosta growing in front of it!
I am just over-the-moon about it! Funny how such little things can make such a *big* difference! :)
From a distance...
I am *quite* full of smiles about it. I'm telling ya...little things can just be *great* things sometimes! And...I just have to add, after a summer of not-so-great weather (lots of rain), we are now enjoying some absolutely gorgeous days! Super comfy temperatures, sunshine and a breeze! It is just grand and does *so* much to lift the spirits! Thanks for stopping by to share in my bit of joy today! :o)