I’m alive

But life is insanely busy right now. I’m sorry that I haven’t updated anything in a while. Hopefully after the middle of the month, life will slow down a bit. I’ll update you about the yard, yes its a weird situation still; and get pictures uploaded after the middle of the month. Its bad when you measure your commitments in months.

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Weird thing happened at our house today

DH’s car is still at the shop so he and I are still carpooling. When we got home from work today, there was a major change to our yard. We drove up and the front lawn was covered with wood chips and scrap. One landscape area was mown down to the ground. Another area had everything but the azalea removed, and the azalea was cut back so much it may not survive. Then the back yard had brush cut and removed. There’s a large pile of branches laying on the ground back there. The rosemary by the driveway was cut waaaaay back. There is now a big pile of leaves and debris in the driveway that wasn’t there when we left home this morning.

DH & I got out of the car and walked around the yard trying to see what exactly was done and wondering what the hell happened! One of the neighbor’s was in his driveway and DH went over to ask him if he saw what happened to our yard. Evidently there was a fairly large crew that came and worked in the yard. They cut plants down and chipped them and spread the chips over the front lawn. There must have been 3 truckloads of workers here today.

But the kicker is, we didn’t hire ANYONE to work in our yard. We haven’t had anyone else out to work in our yard for over a year. And the person we had hired the last time is still recovering from food poisoning that he came down with on Tuesday. We think that somebody else paid for a lawn company to come out and clean up their yard. And that company was at our house instead of where they should have been, doing stuff that we didn’t set up and removing some plants that we didn’t want removed. We’re going to have to rake up all that chipped wood before it kills off what grass there is in the front yard. This isn’t what we needed to come home to this afternoon.

Happy Groundhog Day

In Birmingham, Birmingham Bill saw his shadow. I guess we’re having 6 more weeks of what passes for winter here. Of course, my friends up north laugh at me when I tell them what our weather is, but for us here it still gets cold. Besides, no one here has any clue how to actually dress for the cold or drive when it snows. You are gambling with your life when you try to drive in the snow. There are too many folks who think they can drive normally and slam on the brakes at the last minute when the weather conditions are bad. They are the ones causing accidents for themselves and others.