I’ve been getting St. John back in good shape to sell, now that we’ve fixed its issues.
Of all the changes we’ve made to this house, I think adding the privacy fence has had the most immediate and obvious effect. Gone is the 3-foot chain link fence (which let in junk and trash, and did nothing for security). There is now a 6-foot wood privacy fence all around the back yard. Even with the intermittent rain, it only took the crew two days to finish. Until now, I never realized how big that back yard really is.
I also put a rug on the front porch and painted my window security devices. The dishwasher will be delivered and installed this week. We’re probably going to put an enclosure around the HVAC unit, too.