Sunday, March 18, 2012

You're In The Jungle, Baby!

So, I'll be the first to admit that we're not the most diligent yard workers on the planet. We'll put it off, and sometimes the grass (weeds) will get up to a foot tall. So when Aaron's mom offered to pay him to mow the lawn of the place she's staying, we didn't figure it would be all that bad. Go over, cut some grass and go home, right? The amount she was offering was surely too generous for the job. Right?!





Not as much. It's still generous, to be sure; but definitely not out of line. As soon as he started he got to thinking we should have brought our mower, too, so I could help more. I'm no slouch, though, and I helped as much as I could. (We're going to have to go back to finish. It started raining and the mower was starting to smoke) Started out playing "crop circle" stomping down the big weeds so they wouldn't choke up the mower so badly.





Even saved about 20 snails from certain mower-related death. I did get face-pelted by three giant moths and had a caterpillar crawl up my leg. *shudders* But that was only the beginning. The back yard really was like a jungle. In addition to weed-stomping I also got to play "crap detector" wrenching debris from the tangles of vines and weeds so Aaron could keep pushing the mower back and forth and back and forth and back and forth....





And, like I said, we didn't even finish. We'll go back, though, and get it all squared away. We're taking our earnings and heading up to Dallas. He wants to get a jug of latex from Norcostco and I'll be hitting up an Ulta with whatever's left. ;) The rain appears to have stopped, so I'm gonna see if I can get some video of Beetle for your viewing pleasure. Hope everyone's having a terrific weekend!

6 comments:

  1. Oh. My. God. Did you guys ever get that lawn mowed? How long did it take? YEesh!!!

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    1. LMAO That first run it had been untended for years. It took us three days. Now that we go every couple of months it's a 4-5 hour job. Used to be 2-3, but we only have one mower now. :/

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  2. HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3 days?! And now you go every few months and it's a 5 hour....*falls over* x_x

    I HATE mowing the lawn. Takes about 1 1/2 hrs to do the front/side and back but I'd rather just never mow it. I'd shovel snow any day of the week over mowing. You guys are absolute saints to help her with this :/

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    1. lol Thanks. *blushes* I don't mind mowing the yard, gives me time to think. The heat is the killer. We do it, though, cuz she's got pretty bad allergies and once it gets growing there's tons of ragweed in the back.

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