Totally unrelated, but due to my state of mind, it's in the forefront of my thoughts: I am also legitimately embarrassed/ashamed at how the outside of our house looks. And I don't mean the style of our house (I love our ranch!), but that we don't maintain the plants and weed regularly. It makes me want to put up a sign that says "but you should see the inside of my house!" It doesn't help that a lot of our neighbors are retired, which means that their lawns get mowed (what feels like) twice a week. One of them even mowed part of our lawn for us once...while we were at home. Oh, and our driveway always has a smattering of random cars in it. It always looks like we're having a party.
So, with that in mind, I am going to sign off and put myself to bed before WWIII erupts in this very house ;) And probably repeat this in my head as I fall asleep...