Monday, August 24, 2009

Tackle it Tuesday...

This past week was full of so many tackles: getting Big Boy a new backpack, sending him off to preschoool, working on a women's retreat, and finally starting some Christmas presents. Yes, it is Aug and I did say finally. But truthfully, the best one was working in the backyard this past weekend.

We've spent so much time on the road this past summer, that the back yard with in sad need of attention. The most perplexing of all was why my roses looked so sad. I just new that I'd only moved into this house a few months ago to already be killing things. Truth be known I have the farthest thing from a green thumb and my new back yard is quite intimidating. It's beautiful and I'm so afraid to ruin it. So when the rose bushes quite producing, I started to get really anxious.

Back to this weekend, my husband and I moved the trampoline so he could finish mowing and give the grass a chance to recover underneath. I once again glanced at my sad roses and then noticed a crazy fern in the back corner that was going a little out of control. So I went back there was hacking it back, thought I'd better start learning the new drip line in the rose garden, and suddenly realized the source of my frustration.

The timer on the drip line is battery operated and what would you know? The batteries were dead. Something so simple as three AA batteries was ruining my back yard. Thankfully we had some one hand and it was a quick fix. But Lord knows how long it's been since the poor things were watered. They didn't look too happy with me.

Now hopefully they'll have some relief and get a chance to bounce back. I'd like to see a few more pretty roses before fall sets in.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funny how something so small can have such a big impact!

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