Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Praying for Rain!

Our new house came without a yard and we have the daunting task of putting one in ourselves! Well, seeding and putting straw down on 1 1/4 acres is no walk in the park - just ask Doug! For 2 1/2 days straight he slaved away on this enormous job and when it came time to set up the sprinklers, well, we found out that we don't have enough water pressure to run more than one at a time! One of the drawbacks of being outside the city and having a well - one of the benefits is that you don't have to pay for the water, just the electricity to pump it! So, last night (since we didn't get any rain), we tag teamed hand spraying the entire property - I was done at 9:30 pm, but Doug kept on going (somehow!) until 10:30 pm! We were so excited that it rained quite hard at work today (about 12 miles from home), but were soooo disappointed when we got home and realized that it had stopped raining about 1/2 mile from our house! We never got anything! Keeping our eyes on the weather, and it looks like we may finally get something tonight - here's to hoping! It will look so nice when it's done, but, it certainly isn't something that either of us ever want to do again!

2 comments:

manamoon said...

I'll be praying it rains for you too dear friend, heaven knows you both need a break!!

milminedesign said...

Thanks Sharon! No rain today, but Doug got 3 sprinklers going at the same time! Woo hoo! Plus, he said there's baby grass growing!