I want y'all to know that I wouldn't show just anyone these first two photos. My backyard is my secret shame. And here it is, in all its junky glory.... First up, the carport roof. Note the big holes in it, which really don't look as bad in this photo as they do in real life. Note the cinder block on the corner of the roof. I'm not sure what it's purpose is, but it was like that when I bought the house and so it's staying there. For now, anyway. If my money situation and the weather hold, this carport will have a new roof before winter. Just to the left of my carport is my neighbor Martha's garage. I heart her garage.
And here's a photo of my teeny back yard, as Jan requested. Carport in the alley, shed roof in the lower right corner. Dresser with raccoon doody on it next to the sidewalk. (Photo taken from the roof of the house, by the way, and aren't I brave?) My son and his wife decided they didn't want the shed, so for the past two days I've been wondering what the heck I was gonna do with it. That's no longer a problem. As I was posting these photos, a guy showed up on my front porch to ask if he could have the stuff stacked up in the alley. (Window screens, tomato cages, some ancient and rusted tools, a trunk made of plywood and a wall cabinet covered in orange contact paper, all of which came out of the shed. See it there behind my car, next to the far right carport post?) "Take all of it," I said, "And hey, you wouldn't want a metal shed, would ya?" He would. He'll be back this afternoon to tear it down. Yay!