Friday, November 18, 2011

Like they never existed

A dude came out this week with one of those fancy earth-moving machines that make me so nervous. He dug out the rhody stumps, including the one located over our water main. I was working from home that day, ironing out a presentation while the windows rattled and the floor vibrated. It wasn't stressful at all.


As the guy left he yelled, "Enjoy your clean slate!" It amazes me; in about an hour he was able to make it like the rhododendron and azalea never existed. I feel extra stupid for ever trying to remove a stump myself. He also ground out the rhododendron in the backyard, nicking the berm on my rain garden a little.


How funny is that perfect square of sod in the middle of the yard? I broadcast seed around that area, trying to soften the square, but our lawn is rejecting it. I'm just going to start telling people that it's a modern grass installation. "Eames totally did that in his yard."

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  2. OMG...I really need to hire someone to get rid of the stump of the old Arborvitae that I cut down this summer...someday! Isn't that blank canvas exciting...oh...the possibilities!

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  3. Oh my god, TOTALLY worth it. I wish I had asked them to do a couple of others while they were here. And I wish I could go back in time and have them take out the arbor vitae in front. That was a pain in the ass.

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