Monday, October 15, 2007

I Kill Grass Too

That title is a little misleading. It looks like we kill the grass, but we are really putting it to bed. The summer grass isn’t really dead it has just gone dormant. In the fall all of the golf courses in the desert go through the process of over seeding. This is when we turn off the water and cut the summer grass real low. Then we seed the course with winter grass turn on the water and cross our fingers.

There are a lot of things that can go wrong. You watch as close as you can but you have no idea if the guys throwing seed missed any spots until the seeds have germinated. Sprinkler heads can break or get stuck, causing seed to move. Weather can be suck. Equipment can break. It is a lot of long hours and stress.

Today was my 8th consecutive day at work; I will not have a day off until this weekend, maybe. I got home after dark, and was pleasantly surprised with dinner waiting for me on the table. Dinner was great, but the special “slushie” Sherri had waiting was even better. The kids didn’t get why I got one and they didn’t.

Now I think I'll put the kids to bed, grab another "slushie" and see what kind of dress Edyta wears tonight.


Patty O said...

Eighth consecutive day at work? I'd say a golf course is probably one of the few places where working that much would be okay with me.

Malathionman said...

Patty O- Normally I would agree with you, but this work is very dusty and dirty. It usually means two weeks of allergies. It worth it though, I love my job.

Hyperher said...

It reminds me when they burn blueberry barrens here. It looks charred and depressing until the next year, when there's lots of juicy berries and lush foliage.

Patty O said...

God, I hate allergies. It's good that you like it.

And yeah, Florida rode Beckett to a World Series victory. Four years ago.

Elizabeth said...

I think it would be awesome to ride a lawnmower all day at work. It's like a weird little thing I have. I can't explain it.
I hope your weekend, when it hits, is especially rewarding. With lots of slushies. ;)

qofd said...

I had no idea that there was "summer grass" and "winter grass". Learn something new every day.

So... why didn't you share the slushie with the kids? Around here, juvenile inebriation is encouraged.

Just for the record, that was a joke. ;)