We’ve been in MO over a week now. We came here to set up four sets of shelves so when the movers come, I’ll have a place to put things that go on shelves. Four sets was all we could get in the car or we would have brought more. There was one other thing we were going to do this trip. I can’t remember what it was. Anyway . . neither thing has happened. A whole week and we haven’t done the two things we came to do. We’ve now extended our stay in order to get those things done and I hope Vince remembers the second thing.
Anyway, yesterday the guy came to spread the dirt. I’m not joking – he was here so long. I could not figure out what was taking so long but I didn’t go out to check. There are some trees along the side of the house and there were a lot of rocks (the ground is rocky here) just barely sticking up and they’re the kind of rocks that tear up lawn mower blades and keep grass from growing so Vince had the guy dig all those out with the skid steer. That’s what was taking so long.
Once he finally got done, Vince planted grass, covered it in straw and I watered it.
I’m not complaining because I promised Vince I’d never complain about the cold in MO but it was a bit chilly out there yesterday evening, especially with the wind blowing and about the time I thought I was positioned where the wind wouldn’t blow the water on me, the wind would change directions and I’d be wet.
After I was done watering, we sat outside for a while and I actually went back in the house, put on a dry shirt and added a jacket.
Hopefully our grass will grow. It’s going to be on its own for a while after we leave but the dirt spreader said that this time of year, the dew in the morning will probably be thick enough to give it enough moister since the sun isn’t blazing down on it all day and it won’t be 100 degrees out there.
All we can do is hope for the best and if the worst happens, we rake all the straw back, throw out more seeds, cover it and water it.