Another project this past holiday weekend, was ripping out the evergreen shrub under the back window. It really didn't fit with the prairie landscape motif and was past its prime anyway. So I clipped off the lower branches and attacked it with an axe.
Amy picked out a clump of Maiden Grass to fill in the spot and maybe help cover up the window air conditioner. With the shrub gone, it should be a lot easier to put it in and take it out too.