Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Been a while...

Well it has been a while since I posted anything to the blog and I thought I would just put out a update.
Recently I have been very busy around the house and with my personal life.  For starters I have been working in the backyard which is a disaster IMO.  The previous owners of the house installed privacy fencing in oddball places around the yard, that thanks to google earth, have revealed they had at one time a above ground pool.  My guess is they wanted privacy for the pool.  Sadly the pool went away and then so did the fencing right when we bought the house due to a storm.  I knocked down every panel of fencing and left holes, some of which are filled with concrete and some that were not (no wonder they fell down) that I have to dig up and fill in.  I am only one man and I have also started getting myself ready for either school of possible employment with a local police department.  As such I have only done about a quarter of the holes.  I will mention that it is a PAIN to mow thanks to these little potholes, but I am working on it.  Also there are a number of oddly places flower beds that I have to dig up as they make the yard look odd.  I'm sure at one time they made it look nice, but now they look like they just randomly put them all over the yard.  So I am in the process of digging up refilling and laying down grass seed in these problem areas for two reasons, one: it makes my yard look better, and two: makes it easier to mow.  I did also dig up one of the flower beds next to the house and put down new topsoil and conditioners then I put down grass seed in one area to make the bed a rectangle rather than a "L" shaped bed.  In that bed I put down some herbs to begin on my production side of my preps.  I put down basil, chives, cilantro, dill, and parsley to start and as of this post going out they have all sprouted and begun to grow nicely.

Also above I have mentioned that I have started to get my things in order for school.  I have not attended a civilian course in like 11 or 12 years, so I need to get all my things together for that.  And a few days ago I received in the mail a letter from one of the local police departments that I am scheduled for a oral examination board next week.  Looks like I will need a suit, so my wife tells me.

So as you can see I have been kinda busy, but I will continue to update as often as possible.