Saturday, July 19, 2008

hasta la vista grass

Sod cutting was a success! now it's time to level that dry, dusty mess. gracie immediately found the hot, dry dirt to lie in.

good doggie. maybe I can get her to rake it nice and even!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Garden projects

We finished building the beds last weekend. Now we have to dig out the grass, level the spot, dig the corners into the yard, level the beds and get soil. then we can plant!

But behold. step 1 is done. See how enthused the dogs are?

The first weekend we only got one bed made b/c the lame ass home depot rental saw was so dull it burned all the edges of our boards. After nearly smoking out the neighborhood, we stopped using the rental saw, and borrowed one from our neighbors. We returned the home depot saw, got our money back, and used the neighbor's saw to cut the rest of the wood. Built one bed and called it good. During the week, our car died for a second time, and Dan pulled his back pushing the car out of the street. so we had to wait a few days for the back to heal, but this past weekend, we were able to finish up and now have 5 great beds for planting!

Constitutional Quiz

The 10th annual constitutional quiz on July 4th was quite the success. See for yourself.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Thursday night at the Red Hot

dogs were okay, not fab. and no dill relish-which is criminal in my book. but we did manage to enjoy ourselves.