Remember that time I told you about getting stuck in the rain while trimming a shrub? Of course you do. It was right in my last post.
Well, as it turns out, it stopped raining and the sun returned. I did as I usually do – run outside to see the aftermath. I like to check the water level in the swales to see if there’s any flooding. Flooding isn’t likely because of the swale design, but if it rains hard enough, I’m likely to at least find some water on the roads. That’s what I found today.
I also like to watch the water running along the swales and through the pipes. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid. I guess things don’t change much.
As I was outside, I decided to walk around the house to quickly admire my handiwork with the shrub this afternoon. After I finish a project sometimes, I can’t help but to continuously look at things from different angles. I have no idea why I do this or what I’m looking for. I suppose it’s a guy thing.
During this particular episode of work admiration, I couldn’t get past the fact that we had extra concrete roofing tiles stored along the side of the house. They’ve been like this since we moved in, but have been much more covered by the overgrown bushes. Now that things are more tidy in this area, the tiles are sticking out more than they ever have and are quite the eyesore.
I couldn’t have this. I figured that by hiding the tiles in the garage, I’d be doing the world a favor, so I began my routine of grabbing two tiles, walking around to their resting place and stacking them the way I liked. I had much practice with this from the cement borders, so I knew what I was doing.
After a few minutes, I was finished. The pictures I took below are actually only half of the tiles. I took a picture of what I already brought inside and the ones that were outside, but that still needed to come in. So what you’re looking at in both pictures are all the extra roof tiles we have. Long story short – once the cement edges are gone, we’ll have a clean side of the house. Just like I want.