Maybe I should submit his name in to DIY and see he could be one of the DIY renovators. He built his garage work bench that you could ice skate on it's so smooth and slick. He re-finished all my kitchen cabinets and my box window in the kitchen. Leave it to me to have a mishap on his woodwork. I had put a Christmas Poinsettia on a trivet but the water had leaked out under the plant and I ruined his beautiful work. I'm in deep do-do over that for obvious reasons. Eventually he'll correct my damage when he thinks I won't ruin it again. David is a man of many talents.
Over the years he has developed his landscaping techniques and has become my own personal yard crasher. So Look out Ahmed! David is in trouble with some of the neighborhood husbands because their wives are asking "Why don't you landscape our yard like David does". Our friends always joke and ask what David has yanked out of the yard lately. It became a joke in my Christmas newsletter about him "yanking plants up by the roots and whether the plants are safe". David has this habit, if he doesn't like the way a plant or tree looks or grows, it gets yanked out by the roots. My friend Judy didn't mine because she usually benefited. She took his uprooted plants to her lake house. He's always threatening the plants but that has slowed down considerable since he's finally getting the yard where he's almost happy.
For a few years we had over 200 shrubs in the front yard only which David preferred to be hand clipped.
Eventually he decided that the electric trimmer was a lot faster and easier.
Our home and yard have undergone some major transformations over the years. I think for the most part we're done. Maybe a few tweaks here and there and it's a wrap. At least I think. Oh wait a minute we have to re-do Pamela's room. Her room screams “junior high” style and she has grown up since then. I’d hope so since she is 24. Pamela would like to update to something more mature. Yes I know once she finishes nursing school in 2012 and gets a few paychecks in the bank she'll be out on her own. BUT with a little guidance we'll paint it a color I can live with when she's off in her own apartment and on her own payroll.
Until next blog ............ A colorful garden of every hue, is just like a quilt