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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Another House Project Done... for Now

Reid and I spent almost all day yesterday working on our front lawn. We cut the grass (front and back... it was way past due but we had put off buying a lawn-mower until this past week). And then we raked. And we raked. And we raked. Apparently no one had spent much time raking the lawn these last two years (which isn't surprising since the former owner told us that she had only turned on the sprinkler system once in the two years she lived here). There was so much dry/dead stuff out there it is amazing any grass was growing at all. We literally filled the wheelbarrow at least twelve times. By the time we were done yesterday afternoon the wind had picked up. So, we waited until this morning. We got up at 7am (thanks to one mama dog who also had me up at 3am and 5am), and had the front lawn grass-seeded by 8:45. We then watered it for forty-five minutes and will do so again this evening. And we'll keep that up for the next two weeks and should hopefully start seeing a fuller/greener lawn. We'll probably have to over seed sections later this summer, but it's a good start.

We also splurged and went to see the new Indiana Jones movie... it was a lot of fun. I don't think it was as much fun as the last one, but Reid really enjoyed it. We were talking afterwards. It's funny because Indiana Jones shaped Reid's life and yet we don't own any of the movies... maybe a future Christmas present?

3 comments:

Alice said...

Yards have a way of taking up WAY more time then they should. Good luck.

Sarah said...

I think we have some overseeding to do... but maybe that can be a Dan project while he's home alone...

Jamie said...

I swear our neighbor, who admittedly has the best lawn on the street, seeds at least once every two weeks. As for Indiana Jones movies, I think Reid will end up with several copies, since you listed it as a potential gift on your blog.