Sunday, May 25, 2008

in the depths of burnaby there is a lawn...

i've cut and do cut a few lawns in burnaby..i don't mind. my main men steve, leroy and al live out there so...it can't be a bad place.. sure, it's a drive but if i do it early enough or later in the day, it's easy...yesterday a woman called me up and left a message on the lawn order hotline, and through both broken english and a harsh phone connection, gathered that she needed it done by 11 a.m. this morning...ok. fine. so after another actual one on one conversation i figured out where she lived - basically at the foot of burnaby mountain...holy cow! and that i had to enter from the alley or something...once i got there i discovered it was a completely wierd area to navigate and that her street, or drive or alley, wasn't one they decided to put actual signs on....why bother? and since i had forgotten my phone at home...i couldn't call her....good times. 8:45 a.m. on a sunday morning...and no phone. i finally found it mainly because it was the only lawn near where she had said she lived that looked like a typical lawn order lawn...and so it began...
it was long and probably hadn't been cut in a month or more...and apparently the guy who cut it before did it for 20 bux...i told her that wasn't going to be the price this time...and then it was time to cut....
i need some food now...

more details later...

g. xo

photos from the last few days....

some before shots of todays action




and after.

marcy gave me some plants for the window boxes...they're gonna be great!


the other night at topanga mishi figured the new store next to poontango was meant for her...all black and white...


put and old mower body out and someone will take it...pronto.

3 comments:

lena said...

holy crap, that's some lawn. it looks like the one at the last place i lived in vancouver. when we first went to check the house out our prospective geriatric landlord asked if we'd mind mowing the lawn. some lady walking by said "WELL IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU'RE CUTTING YOUR LAWN" and i responded, "yeah, i guess so since we'll be moving in here in two weeks..."

your favorite idiot said...

i do some long numbers that's for sure....

g.

lena said...

i'm kind of not surprised your old mower died then...