The Yard



‍‍יג אב ה תשסט - Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

After yesterday’s weed-pulling-bonanza I decided to tackle the second massive job: mowing. I’ve been keeping the front of the house trim but the back of the house has gotten out of control. There’s just something so unappealing about mowing what I know is all weed. Ug. Anyhow… it took hours but I got all of […]


‍‍ג אב ה תשסט - Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Before leaving for the weekend I brought the basil in and watered it. I pinched off a few flowers that were growing on it. I hope it does well while we’re away. I also hope it rains or at least isn’t too hot so our grass is still green when we return. Not sure when […]


‍‍כח תמוז ה תשסט - Sunday, July 19th, 2009

I went to the hardware store and picked up a new sprinkler. It’s one of those pulse sprinklers that make that ticking sound like you see on golf courses. The entire unit is metal which is annoying because it looks too valuable to leave out but which should stand up to vandalism (though if I […]


‍‍כא תמוז ה תשסט - Sunday, July 12th, 2009

The grass was looking a bit shabby so I decided to get out there for some mowing. I only mowed the front lawn but I also got the new string trimmer out and tried to use that. I followed the directions in the book to the letter and even used the oil that came with […]

Stakes, basil, and soil

‍‍יב תמוז ה תשסט - Friday, July 3rd, 2009

I decided to take a trip to Paulino’s to pick up some supplies. Dana had been there once last year but I had never been there. It’s an unobtrusive building in the middle of a mostly industrial area north of Denver. I walked around the store for nearly an hour before I returned to the front […]

Happy Father’s Day

‍‍ל סיון ה תשסט - Sunday, June 21st, 2009

In honor of Father’s Day, my father-in-law decided to buy me (a non-father, at least so far) a gift. We went over to Home Depot and he bought me a brush cutter and string trimmer which has interchangeable ends so I can later buy an attachment to do edging, or roto-tilling, or chain sawing or […]

Ground cover

‍‍ב סיון ה תשסח - Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Dana come home midday and went plant shopping with Annie, our neighbor from across the street, at Paulino Gardens, Inc. They came home with a variety of fun looking plants and planted them in the circle around the silver maple in the front of the house. They look dwarfed by the tree but they should […]

Thunder Storm

‍‍כט אייר ה תשסח - Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Mother nature took care of our  evening watering so no need to run the sprinkler. To get out of the wet, Dana and I went to Home Depot, bought a shop vac, some supplies to spruce up the electrical in the former-basement-storage-room soon-to-be work-out-room and carpet and padding. We brought it all home and emptied […]

Home Depot run

‍‍כח אייר ה תשסח - Sunday, June 1st, 2008

After a quick lunch break, I went to Walgreens, Sam’s Club and the Sam’s gas station. I was going to meet Dana at Home Depot but she wasn’t quite ready to roll. I headed home and picked up Dana. She wanted to go to Home Depot to look at stones, outdoor and indoor carpeting, and […]

Picking up the mulch

‍‍כח אייר ה תשסח - Sunday, June 1st, 2008

I ran off to Arapahoe Acres to pick up the remaining mulch. I managed to cram 21 bags of mulch in the car and a 22nd on the roof and got it home. While I was gone Dana continued to work on the north edge of the yard and got the patch cut down to the sidewalk […]

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