Guess what's happening today? Something exciting. Something really exciting. Remember how I bemoaned the state of our backyard? The swirling red dust and cement focal point?
When Phill has to go away for six weeks, the Army likes to say they're sorry by giving you some money. So we got a sweet little chunk (little, but oh-so-sweet) for his San Antonio sojourn. And we're using a bit of it to put down sod in our bowling-alley backyard today.
We don't care that we're renting. We don't care that we'll probably move in 2010. We just want some green, and we had some green, so we used the green to buy some green.....right now. Instead of waiting to have my built-in-the-eighties green-shag-carpet duckie-wallpaper huge-backyard house.
I wonder how the owners of our house will feel. Think we'll get in trouble? "How DARE you put sod in our backyard and increase the value of our home?! What were you thinking?!" Home-Owners Association should have no problem with it; the edge of the grass won't even show beyond the side of the house.
So yay, a little bit of green! Now if only I could have this genius come and paint us a mural on that ugly grey cement wall.....trying to think of a creative way to dress it up without annoying future renters/current owners.
By the way. I found the ambitious version of my dream home. In the historic part of St.George, on 1/4 of an acre, with 100-year-old trees and a swing in the front yard and claw-footed tubs and original moldings and WOO having a heart attack just remembering it. It's a story for another post. I took pictures. I went inside. And when you hear just how expensive it was not, but still out of our financial reach, you might cry too.