Friday, April 2, 2004

Moving Update

I was mid-schlep with pictures and clothes this morning when the phone rang. It was my Good Friend Bob, and he volunteered to assist. So we were able to get all of the hurricane stock (by that I mean the canned goods and bottled water that all South Floridians stock up on just in case – Kop, take note), the big TV and cart, the hardware, the rest of my “art” collection, several odd pieces of furniture, and my albums (remember those?). We also went around the yard and discussed at length the landscaping possibilites, which are many and varied. The nice thing about South Florida is that just about anything will grow. That’s also the problem – anything, including obnoxious plants like Brazilian pepper (aka Florida holly) and dollar weed – will grow and choke out some of the plants that should really be there. My new landlord has told me to do whatever I want to with the yard, so tomorrow I’m going to check out Home Depot and see what mischief I can get into. Bob rattled off a list of possibilities, and I hope that by Christmas I can have a yard that looks like it should – neat, well-built, and tasteful. Now if I just had a boyfriend like that…