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Summit Up 5-27-11: Where we’re worried about summer

by Summit Up
Special to the Daily

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that knows we’ve been whining about wanting summery weather to come around, but now that it’s starting to warm up a bit, we’re worried about a few things. Flooding, of course, is looming on the horizon. Even though we don’t live too close to a river or a stream, we A) don’t want anyone to have to suffer damages from flooding and L15) we don’t want to get in a situation where we might be asked to fill sandbags. That sounds like hard work! We’d almost rather help somebody move.

The other thing on our mind is this damn lawn of ours. Personally, we don’t give a crap if our lawn looks like hell, but the guy next to us is always out there sprucing things up and planting flowers and mowing and weeding and fertilizing and all that, and we don’t want to embarass the neighborhood or anything. But heck, we’re just renters, and we’re pretty sure our landlord doesn’t give two hoots (or two of anything else, including dollars to put toward landscaping) about the lawn. So why should we?

It’s that guy next door! Silently shaming us into breaking out the rakes and hoes and mowers and roto-tillers and what have ya.

Is there anyone out there who does super-basic, el-cheapo landscaping on lawns? We don’t want anything fancy, just a kick in the pants to get the thing looking a little less bad. Let us know at


OK, here’s a Smarty Pants Alert! Smarty Pants Alert! going out to Bryce Krampert of Silverthorne. Bryce just graduated/matriculated/commenced from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree. Corngranulations!

Folks, it’s Friday, Memorial Day Weekend and all that so enjoy it for all its worth.

We out.

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