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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Yard Work Report

It can be a bit unnerving to have someone yell your name from across the lawn mower section at Lowes; especially when you look and you have no idea on earth who the lady is calling your name. Note to self: Less personally identifiable pictures on the blog!

But in fact, my wife and I were really glad that blog readers Lea and her husband Matt caught us stimulating the economy at Lowes this afternoon. You may recall that Lea sent me her recipe for wings and I promptly screwed them up, requiring a second effort to make them Tasty! One of the great things about living here is the nice people you can run into. We chatted for a while about the neighborhood but then had to run off and purchase some things for the yard.

I had this idea in my mind that I would go home and cook some vittles on the grill but my wife had a different plan. She wanted me to "assist her" with tilling up part of the back yard to make it suitable for laying down some new grass.

We have great neighbors, and M&M brought over the tiller and showed my wife how to use it. Which meant I had to bust out my camera and capture the excitement on film (or digital card, anyway).
Do we look like regular farmers, or what? Anyway, I don't know if we are doing the right thing or not, but we have some seriously unacceptable portions of the yard with no recognizable grass. We plan to drop a few pallets of new grass on top of the area, but my wife insisted we motivate the soil to perk up or something.



This is her doing a little motivating. I love the fact that if you look over the fence behind her, you see our neighbor climbing up on the swing set to see what all the excitement is. He's a nice man but we don't know him that well. He is probably thinking that I'm a total jerk for making my wife till the yard while I take pictures. Honestly Mister, it's just a photo op!

We had some spectacular weather in San Antonio today. I hope you got out and saw something good.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

...that nosey kravitz...every neighborhood has one...i would of said..yes this mexican does work on her own yard..............

Dave said...

that nosey kravitz

Nah. He's a good sport. And he plays the accordion out on his deck. Ya gotta love that.

Anon E. Mouse said...

Part of what makes a great neighborhood, neighbors who are nosey enough to care when they hear strange noises, or see something out of the ordinary (like Dave working?). One of the principles of a successful Neighborhood Watch Program is having neighbors watching out for their neighbors, and knowing just enough about them to know when something is not right.

Jeff Bauer said...

heh ... the neighbor craning his neck was a real hoot! Thanks, Dave. Too funny.

And Anon E. Mouse is right about such neighbors.

Besides, quirkiness often adds to the character of a neighborhood. Evening serenades from an accordian buys that gent all the peeping over the fence he wants!

Lynne said...

Sounds like next time you need to crank up the throttle on that tiller.

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