but I'm learning to listen,
A couple weeks ago my mom mentioned
she'd like an olive tree for their front yard.
"Hmm...", I thought,
I've seen trees on craigslist before...
Surprisingly I missed out on at least 3 trees.
These things get swooped on fast!
Sunday night I had a lucky text.
A week had gone by,
I had thought this ad was a fake,
or were they just too big?
Two trees were ready for the pickin!
I researched online,
spoke with Chip the landscaper...
Monday afternoon Jaxon and I got to it...
giving my mind time to wander.
The ad pics deceiving.
I was imagining giant hulking monsters.
These may be too much.
Kristine wanted an oak variety,
get these outta here!
and in three hours Jax and I had dug up the yard.
and each had separate logistic issues,
a small hill and a rocky path.
The next day
would use all our previous loading skills...
our early Tuesday start began afternoon.
Loading up equipment and getting a trailer,
then the 50 minute drive in traffic.
Did I mention it was raining?
the garden wagon,
long wooden planks,
and our secret weapon Jakob.
The kids were amazing.
Nothing fazes them.
We couldn't have planned it better,
driving home in slow traffic,
limiting the brutal speed wind.
They better like these!!
no use risking more shock trying to be sly.
I'd predicted a "WTF" facial expression from my dad,
followed by uncontrolled gnawing
on a fresh cigar.
Their grandmother was ecstatic,
and wanted them both.
the kids planned a 7am start.
Ahh 930 is fine...
Gave my parents time to figure where they'd go.
we had these planted by noon!
This included an A-frame and a wagon ride
down the sidewalk
and up a skinny walkway.
to help them survive,
now the torch is passed to my parents,
who now can finally finish
the front yard project.