Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lawn Surprise

It hits me yesterday that my new lawn guy, Ben hasn't called me or showed up to mow my lawn. He had promised that he'd get to it in two days, and this was the second day.

Then I started thinking that it had rained the day before, so perhaps his schedule was thrown off. Either way, I'd note the fact that he didn't do it on time, but I'd not worry about it for another couple days.

This morning, at 7:00am, I step outside and do a double take - holy crap, my lawn looks awesome. It's cut, trimmed and looking great. I then check in back, that's done too, and looking great. This camera phone image doesn't do his work justice:

I'm amazed - it just got done, no fuss, no need for me even to be involved. I assume I'll get an invoice and pay the guy at some point.

I was mentioning in my last post how Ben did some things that really impressed me - I'd say quietly exceeding my expectations should be added to that list.


  1. Anonymous8:54 AM

    That's cheating! You have to suffer the travails of the lawn to know true hatred for grass.

    Mowing the Lawn

  2. What a hilarious blog post!

    I've always thought it a bit crazy that you buy a house and get with it a living organism that you have to maintain.

    On more than one occasion I've thought about filling in my lawn with pebbles or something...I'm with you - there has to be an alternative to grass.

    In the mean time though, I'm delighted to buy my way out of this issue ;-).