One of the reasons I am a happy renter is that I don't like to fuss with yard work. I love a good looking yard, and flourishing flowers but I really don't have the patience for hours in the yard - unless it is reading a good book.

My landlord recently finished his stone wall and put in a sprinkler system and new sod. I am not sure why but I have been quite worried about the state of the new sod. It has been hot and sunny here the last few days and I just knew this sod needed more water. So tonight we all met in the yard for an early evening rendezvous. After 2 hours of internet search, watching the watering patterns of the new sprinkler system, and reprogramming the automatic sprinkler I think I can stop being worried about it.

You know you are over 40 when....watching the new sprinkler system water through the zones is a fulfilling evening.


  1. congrats on the new job and holy cow, we've watched our irrigation system, too :) i guess we should just be lucky that we have water to watch…LOL