Thursday – A Little Personal – New Stuff

Twiggy and Lucy

“Let go, Lucy.”

“You let go, Little Potato. Wait, what is that noise?”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Look, Lucy. Some green stuff.”

“It sure is Little one.”

“OMG, Twiggy. There is a guy with a load of green stuff.”

“Where, Lucy? I don’t see him.”

“You have to look out the door again.”

“Wow. Should I bark him back to St. Louis?”

“Go to the bedroom door and see if he’s still there.”

“Yes, he’s still there.”

“Hold off on the bark. I have a feeling this is a good thing.”

“Hold on, Twiggy. Here’s the Boss. Hey, Boss what’s going on?”

“They are laying the new sod, Lucy.”

“Can we go out and see it?”

“Gotta have leashes. Lots of water flowing.”

“This sure has changed. Where are the mud and burrs?”

“I don’t know, Little one but I like it.”

“Look over there, Lucy. green stuff.”

“The Boss said it was sod. Let’s go look.”

“Wait. This is familiar.”

“It’s grass, Little One. We have grass at last.”

“I don’t know. Walks funny.”

“Than’s cause it’s new. We can break it in.”

“Come on, Lucy. Time to go back. It is so hot.”

“Yeah one more sniff of this beautiful grass, Little one. One more sniff.”

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  1. A day sniffing the grass … sounds like fun! lol. Great to see the garden shaping up, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. We are very happy with it.

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  2. Looks beautiful, John! An inviting retreat taking shape….

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    1. Thank you, Lori. It is.😁

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  3. Congrats on the grass. Hope the heat isn’t too bad.

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    1. Me too. It is only expected to hit 95 for the next ten days. Could be worse. (Whattttt?)

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      1. We have a heat advisory for the weekend. Supposed to feel like 111 degrees.

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      2. Goodness. I don’t know wht 111 feels like. I guess you’ll find out. 😁

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      3. I’d rather not. 🥺

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  4. Nothing like getting sod in the scorching heat of July …. but hey …. lots and lots of water!

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    1. Yes. So I have been ordered by the landscaper.

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      1. Soak it, soak it, soak it. Have you ever dealt with sod?

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      2. Yes. Soak it. The landscaper set the program and warned me not to mess with it for two weeks.

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  5. Yay! It looks great, John. No doubt the girls will enjoy it. 🙂

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    1. I think so too. Thanks, Jill

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Slowly but surely…your own private retreat. It will be beautiful. 🙂

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    1. Yes for sure. Thanks, Gwen.

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  7. VIOLA!! And it’s suddenly green again!

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    1. Like magic, right? 😀

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  8. and tada! A garden. Now all you have to do is spend three quarters of your life watering it and you’re done!!

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    1. Yup. Lucky we have an automated system. So it’s just three-quarters of our income. Thanks, Geoff.

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  9. Inspector Twiggy is on duty! My congratulations, dear John. The grass looks wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. We love it already.

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  10. Dogs love new sod. I’m very happy for the girls (and for you and the producer). It’s really looking good, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan.

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  11. The thought of the girls “breaking in the grass” is hilarious. I have some visuals in mind that, for your sake, I hope never come to pass!

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    1. ha ha ha. Lucy already wants to know what’s underneath​ the sod. Told her to get her big fat nose out of there. Thanks, Linda.

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  12. I remember installing sod in the middle of summer. You’re going to hate your water bill, but I’m glad you can check that off your list. And the girls looks so happy! Thanks for the morning smile.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Yeah, the water instructions are every day for two weeks. Ugh. But it isn’t like we have a choice. 😁

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  13. Aww, they’re so happy with their grass. It’s great to see the yard “happening” at last!

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    1. It is done. We are so happy. Thanks​, Mae.

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  14. Looking good, and I’m sure the girls will enjoy it.

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    1. They already are. Running back and forth like mad women. Thanks, Craig.

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  15. Grass at last! Bet the girls are excited.

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    1. They are for sure, Teri. They do love thir grass.

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  16. Grass has made the scene, which is a great chapter in this home make-over. As for the peeps who were delivering the stuff . . . poor peeps in long sleeves! I cannot imagine . . .

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    1. I know. We provided water and they went through a ton. I think they would rather sweat than get sunburn. Also yard work can be itchy if you have any sensitivity to grass and plants. Thanks, Mark.

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      1. Well that makes sense. They must lose a ton of weight over the summer.

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      2. They do take on the carbs while working.

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      3. I would imagine they need to hydrate and fuel up lots. All day . . . whoa.

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  17. I see you have your very own inspectors, John. We used to laugh at the university I went to. The flowers appeared like magic every year at a certain time. 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. It is like magic, Suzanne. Thanks. 😊

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  18. Aw, you can just feel their excitement! Dallas refuses to “go” on concrete, so this would have made for a long “dry” spell for him.

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    1. Yes, Lucy is like that. Twiggy could care less. Thanks, Debbie.

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  19. Nice yard for you & the doggies! Sounds as if you are settling in nicely! 📚 Christine

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    1. Looks that way, Christine. Thank you. 😊

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  20. It’s coming together nicely, John! Thanks for the Thursday smiles, as always. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for letting me know as always. 😊

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  21. It is looking good! Just enough grass for the girls and I like the stepping stones and gravel. I see a peaceful space with some special piece that the Producer finds.

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    1. She has the same idea, Jo. Thank you.

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  22. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That’s an nice addtion to the yard. Looks great, enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Denise

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  23. I’m surprised they didn’t roll in it, lol. Looking good, John 🙂

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    1. Lucy had a nice roll this afternoon. She was so happy.

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  24. Fabulous garden shaping up, love the low maintenance gravel, I have a tiny balcony from Sept or October when I move with fake grass, no watering, yay!

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    1. Fake grass is a good thing.

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  25. Yippee!! Green grass at last! And yes, I agree with Lucy, it’s hot outside!

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    1. Yes. These two still love to lay in the sun. There is no cabana boy. If so they would be out there for hours.

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  27. Who doesn’t love new stuff?

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    1. We do for sure. Thanks, Hook.

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  28. YAY! Green joy.

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    1. Yes, Green joy.

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  29. Sod at last! Everyone must be happy, especially the girls. Break it in, ladies!

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    1. Yes …So happy. Thanks Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John! 🙂

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  30. Awww, Grass at last! I bet it does smell good! The yard looks pretty good, John!

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  31. This looks great, John.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  32. I love the layout, John — the kitchen & bedroom doors, the big pavers in the gravel. Plus, it’s greening up nicely. It’s a real sniff-o-rama for the pups! Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. It is a sniff-o-rama for them.

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  33. Hi, John! Yay, grass! I’m sure the yard smells heavenly too. I love the smell of grass. Lucy and Twiggy must be loving it. Have a wonderful weekend! ❤

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    1. It smells great. We love it.

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  34. Looks lovely, John. The girls must be ecstatic!
    Gotta give extra cred to anyone who does landscaping in this heat. Ugh.

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    1. I agree. Wouldn’t want to do it myself.

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      1. Can’t say I blame ya. Comes a point in one’s life where things get done for you

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      2. Especially when you need a crane toget out of bed in the morning. 😁

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      3. Buahaha! You exaggerate…just a tad…

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  35. So nice to see the dogs enjoying the grass! What a perfect treat for them!

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    1. Thank you, Noelle. They love it.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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