I love my family, like my job and can deal with just about anything that comes my way. What I can't seem to get a handle on is this house. Cleaning is one thing, that is ok, I even get satisfaction from that. But this yard, the unfinished projects, the things that just keep coming up just wear me out. We live in the country - something I am not used to, but DH had this house before me, and he loves it. We worked so hard on the yard this year - and I think it just still looks like crap. The flowers keep dying and the weeds keep growing. We had an ant infestation this year that killed big patches of grass. The deer ate all my hostas. The deck needs to be stained, branches that fell need to be cut up, and there are tree stumps that need to be ground down. I am not a garderner, but my mother and grandmother had beautiful yards and flower gardens and so I miss that. Until I married DH I lived in condos and all I had to worry about was my patio (and it was beautiful, lol) so this is just overwhelming. DH likes the "country" look of the place but I think it's just a mess. Is there a secret to keeping it up? Should I just let it go and stay inside? I don't know how to do this country living stuff.