Becuase it's been warm for a few days in a row, my wife decided she needed some free labor to achieve her backyard vision. So, this past weekend, I was out pulling weeds, trimming and even cutting down trees for several hours.
Our backyard was pretty damn overgrown when we first moved in. So much so that everybody in my family never even saw this before we moved in:
This statue has been in our backyard for months. We had a freeze a few weeks back, and a freeze a few weeks before that, and a freeze a few weeks before that. Unusual weather for Houston, which usually sees a freeze like this once every five years or so, not three times in one year. And because of that weather, all the overgrown plants in our backyard died off, and this statue rose from the jungle like a phoenix from the ashes or...um Batman from that cave thing in the third movie when his back was broken.
It had been hiding back there, and despite the many hours we'd spent in the pool all summer long trying to be able to handle the sweltering heat, nobody noticed it. Just crazy. I don't know why, but I thought it was pretty funny.