11.5.09

The universe works in mysterious ways

On Saturday, Jack and I were sitting at Brewer's Hill, a local pub, talking about our plans to build a raised flower bed in the backyard. I asked him if he thought we could get the 10 bags of rocks and the 16+ bags of dirt we were going to need into my car or if we should just rent a truck. Suddenly, one of the guys sitting next to us at the bar, chimes in: "You need dirt? I have a truck-bed full of it that I need to get rid of."

With that, we paid our tab, bought the guy a six pack of Coors Light and pointed him to our house. He pulled his pick-up into the alley and we (by we, I mean he and Jack) shoveled the dirt from his truck into a pile just outside our yard. This saved us about $100!

The very next day, we built this lovely raised flower bed.


11 comments:

  1. Nice! I love connections made in pubs.

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  2. Awe its so cute!!!!! I wish i had one! :)

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  3. that's so freaking COOL! way to save money! your garden is going to be amazing. i am so jealous. i really hope the next place we move into will have room for things to grow.

    i love your new profile picture, mara!

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  4. We will be planting this Saturday, so check back for more pictures! I'm thinking lettuce, peppers, lavender, basil and some pretty, colorful flowers, including snap dragons, which are my all-time favorite!

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  5. hey mj! cool new profile pic!

    i'm sure your flower bed is gonna look amazing! i envy you, i don't have a green thumb so i never grew anything!

    have a good day!

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  6. Congrats on your dirt score! You will have a beautiful garden before you know it! I just planted my flowers last week and will be planting more, along with our vegetables this week after my hubby rototills the areas to plant...I am so excited and excited for you!

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  7. Your garden is meant to be! I can't wait to see it bloom.

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  8. And some people say nothing good comes from drinking!

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  9. Looks like you have it all worked out! BTW if you do the garbage can thing they have a rolly thingy to put under it so you can move it easily.

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  10. Ok really, who says Fate doesn't exist? That was perfect timing!

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