~ Sod Off ~

Do you remember in my previous post entitled ~ Herringbone Pattern ~ how I took pictures of My Captain starting to lay our patio pavers?  Remember how he worked, and worked, and worked, and I captured the whole process on camera, (entertaining myself hugely in the process,) until he walked off in a big, “Hurrumph!?”

That was fun, wasn’t it?  Remember how supremely pissed he got that I wasn’t helping?

Ahh….good times!  Good times!

Today we bought a big ol’ pallet of sod to put up against the laid patio pavers.

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God Bless our friend Muddy for helping us with that!  My Captain pulled his sod-laden Chevy Silverado up to the back yard, and then, at my insistence, went inside the LIttle Cottage to do some prep-work for his meeting with Chief, later today.

(When one meets with the big CHIEF, it’s best to be ready! They had a lot to talk about, and if you know My Captain at all, you know he had it all written out, itemized, italicized, and highlighted…. The Chief is a busy man, and it never pays to waste his time, so getting ready for a meeting with him?  Oh yeah, it’ll buy you a pass out of laying sod, that’s for sure!)

But our rolls of sod had to be laid TODAY.  I looked to my left, I looked to my right, and realized, the ‘layer-of-the-day’ would be…drum roll, please….ME.  So with a big breath, and an “I think I can!” attitude, I began to unload the sod from the truck bed, and lay those puppies.

It’s heavy.

It’s muddy.

It rarely co-operates with the way you want it to fit.

And somehow, the dirt gets in your boots, no matter how you wear them.

After a while, My Captain took a break from typing up his talking points and came out to see how the progress was going, camera in hand.

**Click, Click**

“How’s it going, there, Honey?”

**Click, Click**

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“Looking Good, Babe!”

**Click, Click**

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“But that piece is a little crooked.”

**Click, Click**

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“Come here and say that.”


The story has a good ending.  My Captain survived his smarty-pant-ness.  Chief Lohr was very pleased with My Captain, and, if I do say so myself,….

the sod looks really good!

(Just go with it.  Lie to me if you have to.  I’m too tired to fix anything!)

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