Monday, October 19, 2009

Big Mistake

For two people who seem to be very rational, reasonable people, Micah and I sure do make a lot of impulsive, irrational decisions.

For example, this weekend Micah and I went to a local nursery to pick up some mulch for our front yard. While we were there, we noticed some pretty magnolia trees that seemed very inexpensive. We had been talking about getting a tree or two to put in our backyard, so without doing ANY research whatsoever, we bought the trees and brought them home.

When we got home, Micah dug the holes, and we planted the trees. Easy breezy.

It wasn't until I googled "Magnolia Grandiflora trees" that I realized that these trees can grow up to 90 feet tall, and we had only spaced the trees about 8 feet apart. PLUS, we stuck them both below a power line. Can you say "idiots"?

So it looks like tonight we'll be digging the trees up and moving them.

Oh well, at least I get to watch Micah dig some more holes... I love it when he does manly things like that. :)


Anonymous said...

I have to defend myself here. I planted the trees where my Lovely Wife wanted them, thinking she had it all figured out...but I was mistaken. So once again listening to my Wife didn't pan out (remember the truck/parking garage incident?):) Okay...I know I can't pass off all the blame here. It should have been quite obvious that planting trees under power lines is not a good idea.

Ryan said...

Haha... I love you Mr. Hargrave. :)

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