Wednesday, April 27, 2011

First Lawn Mowing

In a weird way, this is always a momentous occasion in my mind. The first time each year that we (Peter) mows the lawn. It probably could have been done last weekend but we didn't have any zip ties and our lawn mower is broken in such a way that we need to attach a zip tie to a certain part and then it works fine. I don't know what that part is and Peter was out of town so the lawn did not get mowed. Today though, it did and I'm pretty happy with how it looks. Yes, it looks patchy and scraggly but when you are trying to grow chemical-free lawn under a canopy of fir trees this is pretty good. A little (organic) fertilizer, some sun, some water and we will have a passable lawn for the year.

This morning, Peter and I had a little date while the kids were in school involving the coffee shop and the mall (getting some pants hemmed). See how crazy we are? It was pleasant though, UNTIL my mom called to inform me that the box we mailed to Spain containing our clothes was hung up in customs and they want 170 Euros to release it - which is about $300. After a flurry of phone calls and e-mails it is kind of figured out but we'll see. We're going to have to pay something even though it's not an import. Hopefully our stuff will get there in time!

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