Saturday, June 16, 2012

Still stuck on finding someone to do major yard work

I managed not to let my jaw drop when the person who came by yesterday to give us a bid on clearing the undergrowth from the wooded part of our lot said it would cost $6,000 to $7,000!  Really?  Its not a forest.  Just say you don't want to do it.

So, hubby is going to participate in a conversation this weekend about how much we can do on our own if we just put our minds to it and work together.  Even if he prefers not to talk about it LOL.

Other weekend thoughts:
- We are having a really lovely June so far.  Cool in the mornings which is not how it was last summer.  Loving it.
- I am really determined to spend less time alone.  I emailed a friend yesterday to see about having lunch - instead we walked our dogs together and poodle girl did really well.  She knows this dog and was very excited to see her.  I think she needs to have more time with friends too - I need to schedule play dates for both of us!
- We are doing really well at not going out to dinner.  We will be spending a lot on our family visit vacation in July so I am going to keep on with no dinners out.  Last night I used up some lentils that were languishing in the pantry and made soup.  Adapted a new recipe that called for lemon juice and it really made it tasty - also used up a lemon that I had bought for a recipe I never made.
- The US Open is dominating our weekend!  Hubby really likes to watch golf.  Me not so much, but some of the shots were interesting last night and it is fun to have a 17 year old playing as well as the professionals if not better.


  1. Enjoy your weekend!

    $7000? Seriously? Sounds ridiculously overpriced.

    1. It is a ridiculous quote. Even the prices he quoted for pruning were ridiculous. I guess they find some fools willing to part with lots of money for very little work but not me.

  2. I have learned that there are handyman services that will do almost anything. We looked online and found one here in the Portland area. Try that. People really do want to work and will help but they are hard to find. Landscaping services could find themselves out of luck if they don't get real. Wouldn't you agree?


  3. My mother pays about $3,000 to have the pine needle cleared from her lot every other year! OW!


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