~ grass-cutting ~

20 August 2005

this morning, two big guys knocked on our door, asked if we want their grass-cutting service. a few days ago, ari and i did the front yard using our small grass-cutting scissors, and it was okay. but ari refused to do the backyard one, because a snail family made that area their home. ari dislikes snails.

so, we thought, let’s try their grass-cutting service.

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and, wow… they’ve made a mess out of our place. the grass flew everywhere! into the kitchen, in the living room… i think our house is too small to accommodate the cutting machine. and our green spread of grass has now turned to spotty brown…

so, no more grass-cutting service. ari likes doing the scissors thing, and i can take the snail home (although i think, by this time, those poor snails are cut into two by the machine)… and we don’t mind squatting for an hour to cut our grass.

~ comment (12) ~

are you guys thinking of getting a lawn mower?or maybe just an electric weedwhacker. the nice thing about a mower is it comes with a bag so you won’t get debris flying everywhere, but I’m not sure if it’s a common thing to have in s’pore. I know it’s not in Indonesia. with weedwhacker you or ari don’t have to bend over so much (thus good for yer back) and I think you guys will appreciate it more in the long run

noel | 20 August 2005 - 05:11 | reply

if i compare my-so-called-lawn and your real lawn, mine is about 1/30th of yours… LOL. a mower won’t be able to turn! even a weedwhacker might be overkill for our small patch of grass. and the debris problem is killing us!

ari says he likes doing the grass-cutting, along with the whole bending problem. so, i think for now, we stick with that… as long as there is no snail get in a way ;)

thalia | 21 August 2005 - 11:33 | reply

for a nice website design service from you, i don’t mind cutting the your grass once a week with a pair of clippers :)

indi | 20 August 2005 - 10:18 | reply

hahaha… deal! :P

thalia | 21 August 2005 - 11:37 | reply

thal, elo hrs bilang jgn terlalu pendek, itu nggak akan botak kok, nanti pasti tumbuh lagi, rumput biasa kan? apa rumput peking yg halus2.

dan hrs diawasin kerjanya :D kalo nggak kadang asal2an.

yoel | 21 August 2005 - 01:25 | reply

hehe, takut euy. orangnya gahar, item2, gede2. ampe gue aja ngga brani keluar. motretnya diem2 dari balik jendela.

thalia | 21 August 2005 - 11:38 | reply

Potong rumput sebaiknya dilakukan sebelum pukul 10 tapi jangan pas masih basah (ber embun) karena akan banyak rumput yang tidak terpotong dengan sempurna.
jangan menggunakan grasscutting machine yang memakai tali plastik (senar?) sebagai mata cuttingnya, karena dia motongnya nggak sempurna juga, hasilnya rumputnya akan kuning kuning˛

lebih baik pakai scissor, santai aje dikit dikit yang penting rapih :)

ya spt itu yang biasa aku lakukan

godote | 21 August 2005 - 04:23 | reply

sip bos! mulai sekarang itu yang akan kami kerjakan! :D

thalia | 21 August 2005 - 11:39 | reply

mba, banyak snail yah wah bisa bikin escargo donk :P

fenny | 21 August 2005 - 09:12 | reply

bisa! ntar kalo elo berkunjung, gue bikinin escargo khusus dari halaman kita, okay? haha.

thalia | 21 August 2005 - 11:40 | reply

forget about turf in this country where labor is expensive.

make a ZEN garden instead :) put some white sand, add some rocks from nearby construction site and you can play “dead American soldiers in Iraq” daily… (role playing suggestion)

Indi | 22 August 2005 - 05:52 | reply

haha… maybe we’ll take up on that. but one of our neighbors have opted that option before us. they even have some piles of sands along with it :P

thalia | 22 August 2005 - 07:35 | reply