Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy – Two Cents

Lucy and Twiggy

“So, what are you doing there, Little one?”

“I’m checking things out is all.”

“Oooo. I love checking things out. Talk to me.”

“Well, this new sod seems to be coming along.”

“I agree. It still needs some time before it’s mowed.”

“Yeah, I was going to mention it needs a haircut.”

“If you want to see a mess, follow me.”

“You talking about the side yard?”

“I sure am. Where did you go?”

“I see a weed over here. Just making a note of it.”

“You will need a whole book to make weed notes in this place.”

“When are the guys coming to tear out this St Augustine grass and lay the rest of the sod?”

“I heard mom on the phone with them. They said this weekend.”

“It’s been four weeks. What was the holdup?”

“This kind of sod is a little scarce. So it took some time to find a grower.”

“How do you know all this stuff?”

“I keep my ears open.”

“Well, I’m still going to mention a few things to dad.”

“You go right ahead, Little One. I’m sure he’ll appreciate your two cents worth.”

“Come on. My opinion is worth at least a buck.”

“We’ll see, Little one. We’ll see.”

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  1. Hope the job gets done soon. Is it usually hard to find that kind of sod?

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    1. It is a brand called Zorro Zoyza. It is heat tolerant, shade tolerant, and stands up well to traffic. (Four legged kind) It costs more, so most of the installations don’t use it. The demand is low and it takes longer to get establisjed and therefore those that grow sod only plant so much.

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  2. Lawns are an ongoing challenge, aren’t they? The new sod looks great…hope the replacement supplies for the other area arrive soon!

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    1. Supposed to be Saturday if it doesn’t rain. Rain chance 40% so we may be okay. Thanks, Lori.

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  3. “Oooo. I love checking things out. Talk to me.” LOL! I loved this line. 🙂 Happy Thursday, John. Good luck with the sod. Our yard is pretty much soaked from the heavy rains we’ve had the past several days.

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    1. I noticed you are getting a lot of rain. Stay well and dry. 🌂

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  4. Good pictures, John. I can understand why you want the new sod ASAP. All the best with that. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. There is also a mud hole that the dogs and bluejays love playing in. We have that area fenced off for obvious reasons. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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      1. I can see where that could make a big mess. 😦 — Suzanne

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  5. I think I may have missed your birthday this month. Happy Birthday whenever it was or is. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. It is my 79th tomorrow, Suzanne. So you are early. Thank you so much. 😁

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  6. Progress! … and apparently the chief inspectors agree. Good luck with the next batch!

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    1. We would like to get it in before the 100 degree days start. Thanks, Frank.😊

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  7. “has to be worth at least a buck” … love it! Thanks for the Thursday fun, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you for being part of it, Harmony. 😁

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  8. I hope dad is prepared to receive a dollar’s worth of lawn report.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  9. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Love this. It seems these ladies are always on alert, when it’s not Wednesday, of course.:D

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    1. Yeah, Wednesday is a challenge for them. They work so hard that just getting over the hump is a chore sometimes. Thanks, Gwen 😊

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  10. Twiggy resort is preparing to open the season! 🙂 Thanks, dear John!

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    1. Yes. Too bad everyone must keep a social distance. No more than two dogs at the resort. Thanks, Maria.

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      1. And Friday masked at the distance of two meters. 🙂

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      2. Yes for sure. Thanks, Maria.

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  11. Beautiful to see how they interact.

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    1. Thank you, Rabirius

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  12. Hey, the info is worth a buck, John, but where will you let her spend it?

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    1. She has her eye on a toy she saw on Amazon Prime. Maybe there. Thanks, GP. 😁

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  13. DSo glad you have a team of furry inspectors to ensure things get done right. 🙂

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    1. I love that Twiggy is making notes. She doesn’t even have a pencil. Thanks, Mark.

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  14. I was thinking how nice the new sod looked in the backyard, then saw the side. Can’t believe it’s taken them this long. But then I know nothing about sod.

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    1. Yeah it has been a pain. The team ran their sod lifter over the old stuff and then the new didn’t arrive. Big mess for sure. Thanks, Teri.

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  15. Don’t think I was ever able to get a buck for my opinion! 🙂 Delightful! ♥♥♥
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    1. Me either. Thanks, Billy Ray

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      1. You’re welcome, John. ♥

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  16. Well, if rain is good for new sod, you’re in business! I’m a little miffed that the weekend’s supposed to be rainy — at least, more or less — but I suspect it will be an advantage for you. At least it will be if the crew’s willing to get that sod actually on the ground.

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    1. We are looking at 40% on Saturday so it could be hit and miss. They won’t lay it if it’s raining. Thanks, Linda.

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  17. I’m sure you don’t need to be reminded of the sod, John but Twiggy wants to help. It’s funny what they notice in their territory.

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    1. Yes, they seem to notice everything. 😁

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  18. The girls always put a smile on my face. Thanks, John. (And good luck with the sod!)

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Fiongers crossed this weekend. 😊

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  19. So sweet! Sod is challenging to keep looking decent at the best of times with dogs. Perhaps you can leave a crappy patch just for doing business. See what I did there?😂

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    1. Very good Lynn. I like your idea, but The Producer wants it all finished.

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  20. These two! Your dialog fits them perfectly! Good luck with the sod. It’s been a long time coming.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. It has been a long time but at least it’s only sod. (not a transplant or something important. 😁

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  21. Good morning, John!
    Did you (try to) kill the St. Augustine in your side yard or does it have a fungus-blight like much of ours?

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    1. The landscape crew used their sod lifing machine and then discovered they couln’t get the sod. Rather than lift the sod and leaave a mud hole I told them to leave it down until the new sod comes in. So the hayfield is on purpose.

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      1. That “hayfield” sure looks like the spots we have in (some of) our St. Augustin where a fungus is killing it.

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      2. All the roots were cut and it died. It was beautiful with no fungus at all.

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      3. Thanks for the explanation, John. 🙂

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  22. Ha! It’s always fun to spend some time with the girls. Thanks for the smiles, John. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  23. Gotta love these two. Never a dull moment and good of Twiggy to keep you apprised of the weed situation. I am sure her two cents is invaluable!

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    1. I think her two cents is well worth that. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Hahaha!! Poor Twiggy…

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      2. Poor Twiggy indeed.

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      3. Give her a rub and a kiss from me.

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      4. I will. Thanks, Dale.

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  24. Glad to see these two have things well in hand. They are closer to the ground!

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    1. Yes they can spot stuff we miss.

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  25. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I agree with Twiggy our opinions are at least worth a buck now:)

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    1. At least. Thanks, Denise.

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  26. Twiggy’s opinion is worth at least a dollar, John. That is nearly R20 now. I remember when you first got her and she was tiny.

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    1. Yes. On instagram I have some early photos.

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  27. The girls definitely have a good time staying on top of things. Nice to know they are there to keep you in line, John!

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    1. They do for sure, Mae. Thanks.

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  28. You truly have the best property managers.

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    1. I know it too.

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      1. Blessed are thee

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      2. Thank you. Pilgrim

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  29. I’ve heard of that kind of grass — not sure it grows up here, so it must have been when I was living down south. I know you’re eager to get the yard finished! Oh, and I’ve got listed on my calendar that somebody special is having a birthday tomorrow — happy happy early!!

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    1. It is a southern grass. Thank you so much for the Happy happy, Debbie.

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  30. Ha, ha! I’d say Twiggy’s information is worth at least a dollar. 😉 The new sod is coming along just fine. Good luck with the installation of the new grass.

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    1. Thank you, Vashti. 😊

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  31. Happy sodding this weekend. Hope the rain stays away.

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    1. Me too. Of course we’ve had the mess for four weeks so what’s another one or two. (Getting into a philosophical place to stave off dsappointment.) Thanks, Craig.

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  32. They sure and mon and dad’s two little helpers 🙂

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    1. And never under foot. No siree. 😁

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  33. Pure joy. ❤ Good luck with your lawn, John. Happy Birthday and here's wishing you a special day with your girls. ❤ to you all. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. XXX ❤️

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  34. Haha! The girls are such a big help.

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    1. They are for sure. 🙄

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      1. Love that eye roll!

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  35. Scooter loves nothing more than to drop a load on the lawn then see how far my big Husqvarna can toss it. Such simple pleasures.

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    1. Yes, such simple pleasures.

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  36. sooooo sweeet ❤

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    1. Thank you, da-AL 😁

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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