February 28, 2006

Broken Sprinklers

It's this weird thing that happens a couple of times a year. You know that stuff we use for plants?—the gardener sets it up so it pours up into the air, and comes down on the landscaping, and I guess it keeps everything healthy and cuts down on the risk of wildfires.

Well, once in a while I go outside and this stuff is like, everywhere. So I figure the sprinkler's broken and I should talk to the gardener so it will get fixed.

But then I get into my car, and it's like everyone's sprinklers are broken. I mean, the plant-food stuff is all over the place. Just rampant.

I mean, it's on the streets. In vacant lots. Like it's just coming out of the sky or something. The kooky thing is, it tends to get cold when this happens.

I'm afraid the gardener is going to charge us extra again to fix it, like he did last year. I'm not sure how he manages to fix all the neighborhood sprinklers at once, but he always manages to get it done sooner or later.

Posted by Attila Girl at February 28, 2006 01:24 AM | TrackBack


Posted by: k at February 28, 2006 05:01 AM

My dear LMA, the rest of us poor commoners call that "rain".

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 28, 2006 05:10 AM

Rain. I thought they only had that in Spain, at least according to My Fair Lady. Hm. Are you sure?

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 28, 2006 10:48 AM

O ,to be a gardener in the land of alternate reality!

Posted by: Darrell at February 28, 2006 11:35 AM

Wait, wait--are you saying I'm not getting a good deal on the universal-broken-sprinklers thing?

That's silly: you don't even know how much I paid him.

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 28, 2006 12:19 PM

Do the expansive grounds of Chateau Joy really require the services of a gardener? What did you pay the crew to dry the sidewalks/driveway?

Posted by: Darrell at February 28, 2006 01:31 PM

I did it myself with a blow dryer. I'm trying to save money, remember?

[We're in fire country. If we didn't get help we'd lose even more money from periodic fines from the fire department.]

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 28, 2006 02:04 PM

It's been at least six months since I've seen a raindrop around here. This is not even normal for this desert. I think we must have broken some kind of record this winter.

On the other hand, the temperatures have been exceptionally pleasant this winter. It was up into the upper 70's this weekend, and rarely have the high temperature not broken into the 60's.

Posted by: Desert Cat at February 28, 2006 04:16 PM

That's pretty reasonable for AZ--in both directions (sounds like the temps aren't ranging too high, and they aren't dropping too low after sundown, like they sometimes do in the winter).

Posted by: Attila Girl at February 28, 2006 04:28 PM

Yes. I remember you are watching every dollar!

I'm surprised you don't (yet) have to file an Environmental Impact Statement to clear the brush, weeds, and assorted debris from your property. And who can say that your ants are like any other without a LMA ant genome project?

Posted by: Darrell at February 28, 2006 09:07 PM

I'm afraid there's only one way to answer these important questions: FEDERAL FUNDING! The more, the merrier!

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