Thursday, November 09, 2006
If you all will remember, we have a Sycamore tree in our front yard that sheds every single leaf. Being so busy, as of late, I knew the leaves were getting out from under us. A couple of weeks ago I had been amazed when a Pastor of a church more than an hour away asked if we would mind him raking up some leaves for his wife for a project at their church. My hubby told him "of course, take all you need". We giggled and felt like our angels were working overtime. hehe!
Well, living here for 15 years in a neighborhood where everyone has a lawn service that mows their yard, (lazy people...hehe) while my hubby has pushed rather than driven a lawn mower, Around a yard with 13 orange trees and that huge shedding Sycamore tree. Imagine how comical I found it when two days ago, my door bell rings and low and behold there is a man grinning a cockeyed sheepish little grin. "Ma'am, I'm with blah blah blah...blah...would like to mow your yard for $75. a month. I scoop my chin off the sidewalk and give him an incredulous look, "do you realize our tree looses every single leaf on it". He smiles this cute knowing smile and tilts his head, "Yes Ma'am, they can be a real pain, but I will blow your porch, trim your bushes, rake your beds, and hedge your yard". I thought, I just hope he has good equipment. In all the years we have lived here all the lawn service guys have passed us by...lol
Yesterday, he came and did a one day trial job. I told him I wanted to surprise my hubby. After which, I would get back with him. Holy Cow! It was a dust bowl of leaves. He did a great job and it only took him three hours. Three hours, I could hardly refrain from going out and helping him. Every time I thought he was done and was going to ring the door bell he'd be at it again!
Finally, I answered the door , he said, " Ma'am, every time I thought I was done I would come back from the back yard and there would be more leaves. I laughed, "I know, I know"!
When my sweet hubby came home he accused me of mowing, and I quickly assured him I was no magician, but the new lawn service guy was! He was impressed but not sold, he's always liked to do our own yard, although I think he is tempted. Whew, I woke up this morning to discover my sweet hubby wrote me a little love note thanking me! He is so sweet, and that's why I love him! lol
So it is just the two of us admiring the green blades of grass, that we don't often get to enjoy and noticing that even the sandhill cranes seem to be a bit happier, Hoping you are coming up with ways to make life a little easier, even if it is only for a day! lol