One of the nice things about the house where we live is our yard. It’s just over a half-acre. It’s a wonderful yard.
The problem is that we have this wonderful yard that we can almost never use. It is constantly being watered.
Last summer, it started around 3 or 4 in the morning and was done by the time I got up, unless I was getting up early to make the drive to Redstone for substitute teaching. But they went in and made some changes, and the result is that while it’s not literally on all the time, it’s on far more than it’s off.
It works in rotation. This part of the lawn is being watered. Then that part. The rotations don’t last all that long, so it’s not like from 7-9 it’s here, 9-11 it’s there. Instead it seems to go on 15 or maybe 30 minute intervals. So this means, even if you are in a part of the yard that is not being watered, it’s liable to go off and any point.
I’ve gotten nailed twice, smoking by the side of the house.
It does make the lawn look fabulous. It’s far greener this year than it was last year. But last year, at least, I was able to go out onto the yard.