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Saturday, March 24, 2012


Sprinklers were not on my radar. 

Is it just me or do you ladies also have husbands who decide "now" would be a great time to start XYZ project even though they have 5 others in progress and a list of things their wives wanted them to get done around the house....

Welcome to the Paisley Cottage...story of my life.

Yesterday I came home from work and there was Mr. Paisley...knee deep in a trench beside the driveway. 100% certain said trench wasn't there when I left for work - nor the pile of dirt in the driveway where I normally park my car. *sigh*

WHAT are you doing? Putting in sprinklers. Seriously? And so he did. In one tiny sliver of the yard...between our driveway and the neighbor's driveway. It's not 5' from one driveway to the other. We do not have sprinklers anywhere else in the yard. 


Please note, we are about to head out of town again. We have a huge party coming up in May and there are indeed a million other things to do around the house...not involving random sprinkler installation. *SIGH*

On the plus side, my husband is SOOOO not into kids. However when I peeked out the door I snapped a few photos while he wasn't looking...

Little Emily from down the street turned up to be a helper...she was picking the rocks out of his dirt pile. 

I just noticed you can see the mostly empty lot across the road...there used to be a house there, now there is just the carport. Back several years ago when Central Florida got hit by 3 hurricanes back to back the back wall of said house literally fell off. Let's just say some folks on our street don't do a lot of home maintenance. The owner of this one - well, he didn't live there. His mom did. I swear the woman had to be 100. At some point the county kicked her out because plastic sheeting isn't an acceptable wall for an extended period of time. So rather than fix the house, her son had it torn down...minus the carport which, years and years still there. We like to think of that lot as our neighborhood dog park ;-)