Well, it’s been a ridiculous past four days in my brain.
No matter how much I tried to remind myself that an ugly, pointless, expensive hedge is not the end of the world, my mind would not stop thinking about:
a, making my case to explain/prove to brother boss 1 that this is not what we discussed
b, seeing the trees being replanted in my mind, and trying to figure out the perfect plan for replanting, and…
c, worrying that if brother boss 1 didn’t agree with me, then my back yard was ruined. The fallout of that? Constant frustration, constant volleyball games, poor resale, and poverty: I was never going to financially recover from this.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I wrote this on Saturday, you can read about My Expensive, Fucked up Hedge Here.
I thought I needed to make a really good case, because brother boss 2, who was the one present for the disaster-planting, did not agree with me that something was very very wrong with my hedge. So… what could I do?
Worry, overthink, make a grand plan, and write an epic email that I don’t think anyone ever actually read.
But this is the good news: brother boss 1 agrees with me. And he is here now, with 3 other guys. In fact, he said, in reference to his brother (bb2) “I saw the picture and thought, ugh, you asshole! You were the one here when she first explained what side she wanted covered!”
Sadly for the workers, there isn’t room up there now to use the digging machine to dig the holes, so they are digging by hand. And brother boss 1 is literally digging the holes with the guys. He first thought he was going to be able to just move some things around (which worried me), but now that he is looking at it, everything needs to be moved. Thank you God. I know that hedges are not God’s priority, but I prayed anyway, and as of now, it worked.
Actually, I see brother boss 2 out there right now digging holes by hand too. His punishment, I guess.
So, hedge-wise: all is well.
Here it is. In the next 1 or 2 years, it’ll fill in and grow a lot taller, and be exactly what I was hoping for….
Past the paywall we have a pic of one of the guys bein’ a baller, access to the voiceover, and commenting privileges.