Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My First Award and Sprinkling Systems

I got an award. Hard to believe, I know, but here it is. Grin for me.

Karen from Typing With My Toes presented it to me last week. A great big thanks to her for the award. Check out her blog. It's a fun read.

Anywho, I believe I am supposed to pass on this award to five other fabulous bloggers so, drum roll please, ta da! Here they are:

Nikki at All About Words
Terresa at The Chocolate Chip Waffle
Brodi Ashton
Mary at Writers But Does Not Apply To Me
and my newest blogging friend, but long time real life friend Jonene at The Wonderful Obsessions

On to the rest of my post. Sprinkling Systems. I love them. They come on in the middle of the night and water your lawn and garden. Do you know what this means? It means they do work for you. Lots of work.

Until they stop.

Then everything green around you withers and dies. At least here in Utah. Here is a list of things I have learned about sprinkling systems:

I miss them when they go on strike.
Hitting the pipes in the little green box with a wrench doesn't make them work.
The neighbor's sprinklers love them.
Mine hates me.
Tomatoes miss water.
The grass turns brown fast if it doesn't get watered in ninety-seven degree weather.
The inner workings of the little green box are more mysterious than wizards and even less cooperative.
Trees miss water, too.
I was not meant to be a sprinkler whisperer--more of a yeller. Sigh.

There is something cruel about watching your lawn and garden crisp. Especially when you've waited all year for ripe tomatoes and squash. Sigh. Any ideas on how to make it work? Hitting it and mumbling threats doesn't do a thing.


Jonene Ficklin said...


Thank you! You're a gem and your posts are awesome! I wish I could help, but I had the oppposite problem for a day. My sprinklers wouldn't shut off and I couldn't get the lever in the mysterious green box to move. By the time my husband came home and did it, our lawn was jello and the very patient neighbor below us was growing aggrivated. Thank heavens for big, buff husbands!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the award! I wish I had some expertise to offer, but so far *knocking on our wooden table* ours have been fabulous little soldiers, or elves, or whatever you want to call things that dutifully spit on the grass when I tell them to.

Now drip systems on the other hand. I've replaced mine twice, had geysers shoot up from the drip line, all kinds of fun experience. I could tell you about those. :)

Jolene said...

I don't think I've had more that five days where it didn't rain all summer but I do remember how much it sucks to not have sprinklers in Utah. Good luck.

Tiana Smith said...

Congrats on your first award :) And good luck with the sprinklers, I wish I could help, but alas, I have no such experience!

LeishaMaw said...

Jonene, all we need to do is think of a way to suck the excess water from your lawn and transport it to mine. :)

Nikki, geysers sounds fun. I hope your plants didn't get washed out.

Jolene, five days without rain? I don't think we've had five with rain. That's crazy.

Tiana, thanks, and I'll need all the luck I can get. :)

Terresa said...

Congrats on your award & thank you for bestowing one to me!

Here's to green grass & gardens. It took us 5 years to plant our backyard grass and once we got it, we got a puppy, too. Now it's riddled with holes!!

Mary Campbell said...

Thank you for the reward - I really appreciate it. I have a love/hate relationship with my sprinklers too. Right now I love them in the backyard and hate them in the front. Can you tell which ones are working. Hubs hasn't had time to fix them and the front yard is a sad crisp yellow.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Congrats on the award you awesome lady!

So sad about your sprinkling system. I must say it's so nice to have one (when it works). My next door neighbors dont have one and they often forget to water as often as its needed. Hope it all gets fixed up soon (and for not much moola).

LeishaMaw said...

Terresa, puppies are hard on the lawn, but they're cuteness personified.

Mary, my lawn is fast becoming a sad, crisp yellow.

Debbie, I hope so, too. Especially the not much money part. :)


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