It's needles were dropping all over our grass. Mike decided a good solution (since we're pretty sure our neighbor wouldn't want to cut it down) would be to turn the area underneath it into a play area. We killed all the grass and intended on refilling the area with pea gravel or rubber chips but started on our journey to getting out of debt and the area under the tree was placed at the bottom of the "to-do" list.
This is what it looks like now.
I really don't care that it's an ugly, grassless patch in our backyard. It's fenced in after all, so we're the only ones who have to look at it.
The problem is ...
And the fact that I finally found our missing dishes ...
I don't really mind the dirt.
I gave the kids a bath before dinner. Just as they were drying off and I was draining the noodles for our spaghetti I thought ... WAIT! SPAGHETTI?!
Sigh...perhaps I am a glutton for punishment.