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Monday, November 21, 2011

Timing is Everything!!

Feels like I've been raking leaves and doing yard work for weeks but the worst part for me is trying to remove some of the ugly bushes that were planted around our 120-year-old home.  Seems that over the years, more and more gardens were created adding a heck of a lot of seasonal work.  Since our home is part of the Historic Tour in our little town, I take pride in the yard and try to keep it looking beautiful for the tourists.

Getting back to the Fall clean up, each year I try to remove two or three ugly and super high-maintenance bushes (seriously, I can't help but wonder if at one time a groundhog lived here judging from the digging and planting that has been done!).

I removed one of the smaller ugly bushes yesterday and dragged the 50-lb plus root ball to the curb and saved the bigger of the two bushes for today.

As luck would have it, I was just in the process of trying to rip out the last couple of big roots on the 75 plus pound ball of mud and roots when a super-fit (and not bad looking) guy who was jogging by stopped to see if I needed a hand.  Oh yes, talk about timing.  He ripped those last roots out with little effort and slung the entire root base over his shoulder and walked it to the curb for me.

Thanks Good Samaritan!   Talk about timing!
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Simply Suthern said...

You need to learn his jogging schedule and work your planting around it.

Unknown said...

Oh Deb! That looks much heavier than 50 pounds. Did you dig that up in a day? You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Deb I wish we were close enough to each other as your joggin man could have carried it down to mine lol and all the ladies in the street culd have come out to 'play' lol

Tammy said...

What a sweet guy! I love when people help someone out! ...and you deserved the help girl! :) That was a huge tree/plant.

Unknown said...

Gotta love those hunky good samaritans. Some guy in a truck came by yesterday and took away my 8 plastic bags of leaves the recycling crew left behind. (They want us to use paper bags, but I had run out and so had the local Home Depot.) So, what does someone want my leaves for????? Nobody knows, but I am sure glad they're gone!

gayle said...

Would love to see pictures of the outside of your house. I bet it's beautiful!