Monday, April 30, 2007

Here we go again!!!! I was in Big Lots the other day and I was drawn to the bags of grass seed they sell!!!! Now granted, I know it's probably not the best seed man has ever created !!! I'm sure it has weed seeds in it and everything. BUT!!! For the price, $7, I'm willing to take that gamble!!!! Before I can plant it I need to do some prepping and planning.... Not only did I find grass seed there BUT also some weed/crabgrass killer spray, potting soil and insect killer to spread out on my lawn.... AND don't get me started on all the yard tools they have! Big Lots is a plethora of yard stuff! Like that???? Plethora is a pretty big word for me! I am using the side of my house as my test center....

I guess you could call it the "McBride Research & Development Facility"... OK.... First thing I did was test the weed/crabgrass spray...... This is sooooo anal of me but I sprayed two areas. One with a spray I bought at Big Lots and the other one from Dollar General. As you can see, I placed flags in each area so I know what product I sprayed!!! HE HE HE HE HE HE!!! You don't see that too much do you? Except a late night infomercial for Oxiclean!

Yeap!! I am a full fledge cheapo!!!! Guilty as charged!!! BUT DANGIT!!!!!! I'm all about getting more bang for my buck!!!!

So now it's a waiting game.... I need to see what product works the best and then I will spray the whole area and kill all the nasty weeds and moss... Then fertilize and lay down the grass seed and water the heck out of it!!!!! I wish I had one of those time lapse cameras so you could see every minute of the fun but I don't! Unless they start selling them at Big Lots!!!! WOO HOO!!!! Anyways, I will continue to take pictures of the progress!

So exhibit 'A' won the contest so I poured it into a sprayer and mixed it with some water, you know, So I could get more out of it!!! HE HE HE HE!!! And Bailey helped kill grass too by using her potent pee!!!!

All the grass is dead and I 'hard raked' it and spread the seed and some fertilizer my brother gave me.. Yeap!!! I am such a hand-me-down guy!!!! But who cares!!!!! If it works then we will all be happy right????? If not, then I'll just start over with a better grass seed... No harm no foul.....

Alrighty kids!!! I'm off to VA. to Boike and Mese's horse farm to play on their tractor and new skid loader!!!!! That thing can rip out tree trucks!!!!!
I'm also going to learn how to ride a horse!!!!! One of the many things in the 'evolving of Andy'!!!!! Plus I hear chicks dig it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I know... I say that all the time but it's true... And to cap it off, we are going to the Gold Cup Steeple Chase!!!!Don't worry!!! I'll have pictures of the whole thing so don't get your underwear in a wad!!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

What's the good word!?!?!?!!?!? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods... Enough greetings!!!! I know what you are all here for!!!!! Pictures!!!!! I know but hold up a few minutes.... To all of you that actually read this stuff and don't treat me like a 'picture whore'. I want to let you know that I was offered and accepted a new position here at Wells Fargo! So all is good!!!! Everything transferred to the new job including salary, benefits and vacation time!!!! I'm in a dept called Loss Mitigation..... I know! Y-all are like, WHAT DEPT?????? In a nutshell this is what I do. A customer goes into default on their mortgage, not just missing one payment but missing up to 8, and I get as much info as I can from the customer and try to set them up on a repayment or modification plan so they do not go into foreclosure. See here's a secret from the mortgage world.... It costs more to have someone foreclosed than it does if they can pay some of the their loan...... Keep that on the DL, Down Low, and if anyone asks you tell them that you didn't hear it from me.....

Alright!!! Picture time!!!!!! As you can see, project 'drainage ditch' is coming along very slowly!!

I usually come home from work and dig a little bit each day but I have had a few things come up where I was not doing that..... Doing some dog sitting and stuff like that.... PLUS!!!! When it rains, it's a MESS!!!!! Red clay mud everywhere!!! I'm not a big fan!!!!! So when it rains I have to wait a few days for it to dry out...

I don't know about where you live but the weather has been all jacked up around here!!!! It actually froze the other night and I think it did some damage to my shrubs!!! Take a look... What do you think???

I have a summer chalked full of trips and FUN FUN FUN till daddy takes the T-Bird away!!! I have trips to the Gold Cup in VA. during May, the race at Michigan International Speedway in June and of course the July 4th festivities at the Boike LakeLand!!!!! The schedule will be tight but I think I'll manage and get the retaining wall completed... The fun already started a few weeks ago when Cofer, my lovable college roommate, took me to Bristol!!!!

HEY!!!! One other thing! I'll be the HUGE 34 on Friday the 27th so this is what I'm asking for..... 1. MONEY to help me pay for the operation I need to remove the hump on my back! AH HELL!!! Who am I kidding? I don't have a hump... I just love money!!!! 2. A gorgeous woman to jump out of a cake and sing "Happy birthday Mr. President."MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM DARE TO DREAM!!!!!!!!

TICKING AWAY! The thorn in my side part III

 Where does it go? Enough of me whining like a politician (THEY ALL DO IT and it doesn't matter what side of the aisle they are o...