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Archive for May, 2008

We Did It! Planting by May 31

Our amazing string of sunny weekends was forecasted to end today. And it did – it’s now pouring thundershowers outside. That meant we had to do some weekday and early morning work to get everything done before June 1. Tuesday the spruce tree disappeared! Brian said the tree guys cut off the lower branches, climbed […]

Spring planting, rounds 2 and 3

Last weekend we did a little work the yard to keep our momentum going, mostly defined the beds and moved the extra sod to the two bare areas. One area was where the bees built an underground hive a couple years ago, so there’s a valley in the lawn. The other area was under the […]

Spring Planting, round one

Another weekend of good weather meant more time in the yard. This weekend’s activities chipped away at the preparation of the backyard. The beds along the patio all had brick edging. I pulled that up and was ready to pull up more bricks around the garden when I realized it would be a good idea […]

Mini-Marathon and Weekend in Indiana

Brian and I ran the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon, a 13.1 mile race, on May 3. It starts in downtown Indy, goes out to the Speedway, around the race track, and back to downtown. Shortly after the start, the race course goes past the zoo. A large and small elephant were looking down the hill at us, […]