So, it's day 5 of NaNo, and have I even opened my file?
Instead, I was working on the witch's hut to make it less witchy for winter.
Here's what the entrance used to look like:
...and here's what it looks like now:
The ivy had actually crushed the original light housing. The metal just crumbled away in my hands when I pulled it off. So, I bought a new light fixture (a taller one to get more light), installed it and re-painted the house numbers so they are actually properly visible again. I'm also going to have to get some cement to widen the top of the stone post 'cause there's no place to screw the light fixture in... right now it's being held on by a ton of outdoor, metal-bonding caulk.
..though there's still a mountain of ivy everywhere, at least the entrance is a little less witchy and, when we come home at night, we will now get enough light to see the steps/walkway up to the front door. We were getting really tired of having to use our phones as flashlights...
Now, maybe after lunch, I'll think about getting in some words ;)