Tuesday, March 01, 2011
My parents came by today for lunch (thanks for bringing the yummy dim sum!) and also to pick up some stuff from my house. We had noticed that the lawn in my backyard was getting a little long, so my Dad offered to show me how to use the lawnmower that he had given me a couple of months ago. Our new house has grass in the backyard (FYI: grass doesn't actually grow well in SF, so we'll do our best to keep it going, but I'm not holding my breath...). I've never had grass before, so I've never had a lawnmower. Lucky for me, my Dad has a very cool electric lawnmower which he no longer needs, since he put in artificial grass a couple of years ago.
Anyhow, my Dad showed me how to use it and helped me mow the lawn. It looks great! Both of my parents also helped me weed and clean up the rest of the yard. It usually takes me about 3 hours to weed, and it was SO much faster with the three of us, plus my parents are both so much more knowledgeable than I am about this stuff.
They both offered to plan on coming over at least once a month to help me take care of the backyard. I'm so lucky and grateful for the help!
Thanks, Mom and Dad! I really enjoyed working out in the backyard with you today. :)