We have just under 2 years to go until my Husband retires from his current job and we relocate across the country. We are judiciously making the home repairs and improvements required to put our house on the market. A lot of work by a good crew and a big check later this one is done.
The main part of our large lot is flat but we own a small portion of the wooded area that runs behind the houses on our street. We have to have access and the house came with two sets of stairs built out of railroad ties held in place with rebar that stuck up. They worked for us for 18 years but the main ones were no longer safe. There was also some debris that had been used as a retaining wall - steel drum, sheet metal, bedframe, etc. Then there was a useless and rotting fence between the two sets of stairs. We fixed one set of stairs and had retaining walls built. Now it is safe and more attractive although not visible from our house. Bonus: the shed won't fall down the hill!
Onward with routine maintenance.