It was ours and excitement overwhelmed us. We took a stroll through the interior, followed by the exterior, after we got the keys for the first time. It had been a month and a half since we last visited the house. Needless to say, the rain came and the weeds grew (on the exterior!). I stand five foot seven inches tall. The weeds, almost human-like, were taller than me. Our backyard is somewhere under the chaos in this photo, I promise. The home and gardens at one time put everyone else's to shame. The former owners were master gardeners but simply couldn't take care of it any longer. Young, crazy, and brave... we came to the rescue!
We both have incredible families. They know how to get down to business and so do we, thanks to them. It took seven adults, two chainsaws, one tiller, two cases of water, and a whole lot of sweat equity to tackle the jungle you see above. We woke up the next day sore, sunburnt and tired. It was so worth it. Below see the before and after photo. The sense of accomplishment was incredible! Cheers to our families!