Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How to avoid the SF winter blahs..


We have been doing some serious fixin' in the backyard (I will take some photos tomorrow and post them soon) and to our tree on the front sidewalk. We bought some redwood chips when we planted in late spring/early summer 07- much to our neighbors dismay. They said the weeds would come back (they did) and the dog owners would still leave poop there (they did too). So we dug up the dirt about an inch down and put down some plastic sheeting that is supposed to prevent weeds from coming through and put down all the glass bits we got from a window display that was being dismantled up at Shoebiz. I wanted to use the glass for something in the backyard but with all the organizing and niceness back there I just couldn't see any good use for it admist all the pretty green that was coming up.

Now the glass has been tumbled fairly well and I don't think there is much paw cutting ability in it, so Clinton and I dumped the glass today. I think the tree will look real shiny with all the blooms and the sun on the shards. I think the dog owners will not really be able to walk away from a blatant poop and I will also probably put a bag/box with bags in it attached to tree somehow....

Osky also got a late gift from his Aunty Cheryl (etal) and he loves them. This is a picture of the remote tonka truck. While he has not fully grasped the concept of the remote control he did enjoy using the button that makes noise and sitting on it. She also gave him some legoish blocks - and of course he used them as pseudobinoculars instead of building with them but he is getting the concept.

And yes that first photo is the next tree down from ours but it is almost exactly how ours looked. Plus about ten moldy and repulsive poops hidden among the weed growth. And it is not Aussies because she makes moldy and repulsive poop in our backyard or the park. And I pick up her poop...

1 comment:

redhead shannon said...

love the glass!