Anyway, I've finally started priming the bedroom and painting the ceiling. The ceiling has a long seam crack near the wall.
I like the holly bushes, I just don't like them there. It's a phrase I say a lot in regards to the landscaping and tree placement. It's so happenstance. The next area that needs sprucing up is the yard area off the bedroom window. Right now it's a red dirty lump fest. I'm going to move the ornamental grass from the pump house to behind the fence or just in front to mask it. The fence is cattle fencing. Not very heart warming. I don't have any plans to graze sheep in the yard, to the fence is kinda goofy in that sense. But it's here, and it keeps the critters out, so I'll work with it. I can hide it with grass, or use it to support raspberry bushes, beans, peas tomatoes, or grape vines. There's options. I want to smooth out that back uninviting corner plant along the parameter, add some tall grass for privacy, and make it a cozy oasis/sitting area. I might put down all the river stone I'll have after I clean up around the foundation, in the area above the septic tank. Then if I level it, maybe that can be the area where I put the pool in summer? I'm not sure how that will work with river stone. I'm still working the concept out in my head.
The shed isn't doing me any favors either. It's a giant brown monstrosity at this point. I'm thought about removing the older main part, and leaving the newer addition as an open air shelter, sitting area, and grilling location. But, who know. I need to open it up, add some windows, or a large door that can slide open. Right now it's like uncle Charlie's taxidermy murder shack. And that bathroom in there. No, it's just too creepy. I wouldn't mind tearing the whole thing down.
Lastly, and an easier project. I'm going to dress up the pump house, rather than try to move it or reduce it's size. I'm going to faux paint it like it's an old out house. Plant hollyhocks, wildflowers, even tomatoes (get it, outhouse tomatoes? Gnuck, gnuck) and make it look like whimsical yard art, rather than the giant brown turd that it currently is.
With each project, the previous seller slowly vanishes from existence, and the place really becomes my own. My own ongoing project. But that shed though. Ugh.