Josh is a Panda

Not a sunny day, but nice, mild and dry. Got to fixing the bamboo fence that surrounds the bambusoides bed. It was bowing out at the top and then collecting leaves. Anchored it around the top to the inside of the bed, after vacuuming all of the leaves out that had collected. Yep, that’s me, with a vacuum in the yard.

When I was done I had a large piece that Josh wanted to play with. He asked me, “Can I be a panda?” I said back, “Josh, honey, you can be anything you want to be.” πŸ™‚

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Cypress Trees vs Solar Energy

We are almost there… to clean energy for our home! Monday we are having solar panels installed on the back roof of our house. Before the installation we needed to trim trees that are close to the house to roof level to allow for the panels to operate at top efficiency. We are leasing the panels under a contract so it is as important to the solar company as it is to us to generate the most electricity as possible.

Below are before – during – after pictures of the Leyland Cypress tree trimming, the trees in the backyard that we first installed to block “Sally” our then neighbor who was a . I was nervous and a bit sad as the job was approaching, but we have trusted them in the past so I braved it knowing that they would make the trees look nice when they were done.. and they did.

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New “Badass” TV Mount

After several tries getting a large flat-screen TV to hang at our family room desk area for Jimmy, as a desktop extension for his small laptop monitor, I finally got a large monitor instead of a TV. I bought for him the largest good television to mount on the wall but then realized that a TV that close was not a good solution. I then went with a large monitor and all was good. But now, we had an extra television in the house. After shuffling TVs room to room I ended up with an older flat-screen TV that was bigger than the old CRT television currently being used. Now it was my time to get a wall mounted television.

Now with a flat-screen TV sitting in my office, I began to think about a wall mount for it too. This 27″ television is old enough that it is 25 lbs. I researched different wall mounts that would allow for me to hang it above my monitors but there isn’t much room in there so needed one that allowed for both vertical and horizontal adjustments. I found the OmniMount wall mounts were just what I was looking for. The OmniMount PLAY40 would be perfect as we wouldn’t have to worry about mounting it in a perfect location as I could adjust it after it was mounted. Our estimate location was perfect.

It wasn’t too difficult to install because Jimmy installed it. πŸ™‚ Β It took a couple of hours and several swear words but now that it is installed it is awesome. Jimmy shared the product page on Facebook and a friend (hi David!) wrote, “That’s actually pretty badass”… it is! Thank you Jimmy for installing it for me!

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