Sunday, April 30, 2006

And Grass Shall Abound - by Brad

There is a place where dirt piles were once five feet tall...
where a little boy would climb those dirt piles swinging a mattock...
where a 60 year-old and a less-than-fit 26 year-old shoveled those dirt piles...
and where days of laying irrigation lines and sprinklers took place.

This place is our yard - and tomorrow it shall have grass! [If all goes as expected]

For Elliott, this will be bittersweet. He has enjoyed the dirt and was slightly saddened to see it evened out over the front and back yards.



Tomorrow we expect a truck with 6,100 square feet of sod to stop by our house and unload 12 pallets. We will lay out the sod ourselves, and then finally, after living here for 9 months...

We will have grass that I have to mow every week!

Somehow that doesn't sound as glorious as it should.

3 comments:

Peaby said...

Did you ever see "The Burbs" with Tom Hanks? You're gonna be that guy in a few years.

P-Jak said...

It is garbage day today, maybe I should go through our neighbors garbage cans! The two houses across the street were just moved into this week. Maybe I can come up with some conspiracy!

Peaby said...

How did it go?