It’s been unusually rainy and dreary here in the “Valley of the Sun.” In fact, we’ve been drenched with seven months worth of rain in the last 66 days. Crazy! So, what’s Dreamer to do when the weather is abysmal?
We do what we do best… Dream!
The Dreamers, along with some dreamy in-laws, trekked over to Glendale’s University of Phoenix Stadium – home of the Cardinals – and joined hundreds of fellow homeowners at the Phoenix Home and Garden Show.
Let’s be real here. What ACTUALLY happened? Actually, we willingly handed over cold, hard cash to subject ourselves to timeshare salesmen, satellite TV pitches, nagging posture assessment hagglers (posture assessment? Really? At a home show?), and took home a bag full of fliers that look oddly similar to junk mail we toss out on a daily basis.
But, we did have FUN. Honestly.
We had a very simple reason for attending this event. Our landscaping is a NIGHTMARE. Need proof? Alrighty then…
(BTW – Don’t let the gray day fool you – our front and back yards ARE this dreary.)
Remember how pretty our front walk looked before our Open Dream Party?
Think that’s bad?… that’s just what our neighbors have to look at every day. The Dream residents (including our Bulldog-babies) also have to deal with the BACK yard…
See? We need help.
So… we braved the solar panel pushy sales team and clean water system pitches to scope out some ideas on what we could do with our little spot of land (which is actually not so “little” – we’re on a fifth of an acre on a corner lot! Sweet!). We were not disappointed…
We scored discounts and coupons for several area nurseries. We also made appointments for free estimates with several landscape professionals. We’re excited to see what they’ll suggest about making our nightmare nicer for our Dream.
So, there it is – our next project: DIY landscaping! Anybody willing to buckle up their overalls and come on over?! Anybody? Anybody… ?