Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Surprise and BIG NEWS!

Wellllll I got caught up in the end of semester insanity but now I'm ready to tell you about our surprise! Sort of! Basically, I got sod in my little back yard area and it's gorgeous and Dobby loves it. My back yard is about 35' by 20', about half concrete patio and half grass now.

I forgot to take a "before" picture, but this will give you a good idea of what my yard used to look like:
It was a weed patch with random bald spots sparsely covered by old mulch. When I moved in, there were even heaps of old chunks of concrete of some sort tossed back there. The patio slab is nice, but the yard was hideous. So, my landlady has been promising me sod basically since last summer, but the weather has been interfering. Now I have grass!!! It's so beautiful. I do have an "after" picture, but it's on my camera still and I don't have the cord.

I don't have my camera cord because I'm home in MD for Easter, and me and my mom are leaving tomorrow to meet my sister (who is studying abroad in Israel and is on spring break) in Athens, Greece!! Woohoo!

So, not a very exciting surprise unless you are me (and Dob) who enjoy the back yard SO much more now! Also not a very exciting post unless you are interested in what's going on in-the-life-of us instead of just pictures of Dob :)

Also, sorry I haven't been around much still! I finished my thesis and turned it in, then wrote another final term paper for a total of about 130 pages of writing this past two months. Plus working part time and social activities (which Dobby has been thoroughly enjoying, too!) Now I am all set to graduate with my MA on May 6, and BIG NEWS! I will be attending WVU in the fall to start a PhD. Anyone in that area, or anyone know anyone in that area, let me know. I need to find a spot for me and Dob to live :)

Love you all, and we miss you!!