Mark has headed off to Home Depot. He's getting a digging implement, the name of which I've forgotten, that he'll use to redo our lawn.
Now, understand... for those of you who haven't actually seen our lawn, I'm talking about a patch of ground that could be completely covered by a good-sized tablecloth. My father-in-law jokes that we could mow it with a scissors, and he's actually not far off the mark.
Unfortunately, right now it really COULD be mowed with a scissors, because except for a tiny bit of grass, the only thing that sprouted this spring are dandelions. It's kind of sad to see everyone else's mini-lawns sprouting green, and ours sitting there all hay-colored and lifeless, except for a constellation of dandelions that's strewn haphazardly throughout it.
Mark has a bunch of vacation days coming up this year, and his intention is to tear the entire thing up and redo the lawn from scratch. I fear that's the only thing that will make a difference, at this point. I don't think we have enough viable grass left to salvage.
So, be prepared for stories of lawn-restarting adventures, because they're coming soon to a blog near you. ;)