Between you and me, having my parents come and visit for Christmas was secretly a plot to score some free labor.
Well, not really, but we are very thankful that we were able to close on our house the day before they arrived. It was fun to get to show them the pre-renovated house, and when they offered to help us clean it up a bit... well, we enjoyed that too. :)
After a trip to the hardware store, and gathering up some cleaning supplies, we set off on Saturday for a day of hard work. We got incredibly lucky with the weather; there is nothing like a rainy day to put a damper on yard work. But, we were all thankful for the sunshine that day.
Simon and my Dad tackled the yard. And it was a lot to tackle!
Dad, in the middle there, working his yard magic on all of the unruly vines.
Simon blowing all of the leaves off of the roof and out of the gutters.
Mom and I stayed in the house and tried to work some magic of our own on the bathroom and kitchen.
Mom, scrubbing away the 1940s
The boys hade proof of their hard work. Bags and Bags of proof.
While mom and I scrubbed for hours trying to shine up the place, at the end of the day, it didn't really look a whole lot cleaner. Old houses are old houses I suppose, even when they are clean.
We can't say thank you enough to my parents for their help! It was a fun work day. The first of many many more!