I'm just all over the Rain Barrel at the moment ... it's my project du jour.
This morning, Matt and I removed 2 bushes from the side where the RB is going. They had to go anyway -- a japanese barberry and a regular bush, not even sure what it was. Now we can actually walk on that walkway to the side of the house (that alone was a good reason to get rid of those bushes).I kept all these bricks when we removed the swingset in the backyard, so I used them to make a platform for the Rain Barrel. Now I'll just let them set a bit, and next wee we should be read to dismantle the existing downspout and position it into the barrel. (That's the barrel in the background).
After we put up the RB, I plan on covering the area with some nice ornamental grasses. I prefer those tenfold to decidious bushes.
I also cleaned out the shed on Saturday (just another TO DO item scratched off). I'll admit -- sheepishly -- that we've lived in this house for 2 years and I NEVER cleaned out this shed. Why was I waiting? It's so much better now and doesn't gross me out like it used to.