The good news is I'm getting plenty of exercise, and I'm having fun. Kathy and I are racing to get some yard chores done before the hot weather arrives and takes the fun out of working outside.
Two large stumps were removed. One removal included the whole tree, the other is a cleanup from the tree I removed a year or so ago. I have a half-dozen dead pine trees yet to go.
After some dirtwork, we finished landscaping and mulching the front of house. Kathy likes that. The big benefit for me is mowing/weed-whacking will be easier because we rounded several inside corners.
(The photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.)
The dog you see is Zero, our only dog since Mike passed this winter. Zero is about 16 years old, and she spends a lot of time on that cushion when she is not sitting in the yard watching me work.
Inside the house, I built another 'honey-do' closet that Kathy was filling almost as fast as I built.
Already, Kathy is saying, "You know Honey, this tall cabinet beside the refrigerator would work better if you built a few drawers in it."
Our tomato plants are on the cusp of producing. I took pictures of the garden because an Oklahoman always expects a spring wind and hail storm to blow in and ruin everything. The complete lack of storms this year is a bit unsettling.
I end with more proof of Kathy's green thumb. The orchids I bought her for Mother's Day last year that she nurtured over the winter in the sun room have bloomed.