Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Well we have had our first ups & downs with the welcoming to the neighborhood! We haven't even been here a week! First- everybody has been so super nice! And, it is definitely a "dog" community, so that is great news for little Brutsie!
So starting with the not-so-good: We had our sod finally delivered/installed(?)...yay! It happened so late on Friday evening. Seriously, I came home from the grocery store and a bunch of men were sitting in my driveway eating. Yes, I was a little freaked out. I got out of my car and they still didn't say anything so I was like, "What's Up?" and they replied that they were installing our sod.
Anyway, back to the story. They finished around 8:30 pm, which Derek and I then proceeded to water the grass until midnight. Luckily, it rained that morning (remember this very important point) and was only 60 degrees outside! When I woke up, the grass was still wet from the rain so I made a run to Home Depot (our best friend recently who is eating all of our money)! While there I receive a call from our builder's sales rep who works out of our development. It went like this:
Sales Rep: "Hi Katie. Just wanted to let you know that your sod went in yesterday."
Me: "Yup, sure did. Derek and I watched them put it in last night while we ate dinner from our dining room table."
Sales Rep: "Oh ok. Well I just received a call from your neighbor and he says your sod needs some watering and TLC because it is looking a little gray."
(*me thinking: WHAT?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!)
Me: "Oh, well since it was installed late last night and watered until midnight, not to mention the rain this morning, I thought I would be ok running to Home Depot before watering it this morning."
Wow, I was so frustrated. I soon calmed down and realized that the man was coming from a good place! I know we are not experts by any means but jeesh, I am at least trying to have this under control!
Now with the good neighborhood aspect- While out walking Brutus last night, I ran into so many of our neighbors! Everybody was out working on their lawn, playing with their kids, walking their dogs, etc. It was great! While come-to-find-out, this weekend is their annual block party! YUP, partay, whot whot! Unfortunately we will miss it because of a wedding and will miss the opportunity to meet everybody, but it's so great to know that we have fun people in a fun area! Hopefully we will be able to make it to the next one! Hey maybe someday we will be hosting....