Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, March 28, 2011


Welp, I'm back. Sorry for the hiatus, I just needed to find my feet a bit. Turns out they were in my socks. Boom tish! We are settling in to Number 9 happily, and enjoyed the yard for the seven minutes that it hasn't been raining since we moved in. Yesterday arvo I pruned back a crepe myrtle tree up the back. It felt so good, because this was no ordinary crepe myrtle tree, this was MY crepe myrtle tree, and I was pruning it so that it would grow well in Spring. And next Spring. And the one after that. A man needs a crepe myrtle tree to prune. The weekend wasn't overly restful as I had to go back to the rental at Como to do the lawns and everything. That was a BIG yard. And with everything else going on I had been like 'oh I can't think about that right now, I'll take care of it later'. So it was pretty bad. I worked hard, mowing, pruning, raking. But it wasn't very satisfying, not being my yard, and knowing the place was about to be demolished. Still, I worked hard. Here's a what it looked like beforehand. Here's what it looked like after. Sorry about the photo quality, they were just taken with my camera phone. Anyways, good to be back, and I hope you've all been well. Now, on with The Quiz..


Amy said...

That made me snort with laughter.

I don't think 'how's your father' means what you think it means :P

Ben McLaughlin said...

Wow, you're right!

A bit of Googling has set me straight. And also alerted the authorities.

I'll change it.

simone r said...

great yard work. Come do ours too!

onlinesoph said...


welcome back.

Samuel said...

wow Ben - you are a man of many talents! ha!

lu said...

the above comment was from me, lu/Laura. my son's account was logged in when i posted - oops.

Dawn Merz said...