I finished planting the backyard today. I'll be installing the soaker hoses and mulching tomorrow, and since it will be so much prettier all mulched, I'm going to wait until then to post pictures. Quit your whining! I've got something to tie you over in the meantime.
During all the digging and planting I did unearth some interesting finds. I'm pretty sure my house is an archaeologist's dream - if that archaeologist dreams of excavating some white trash family's trailer midden. I've found more Bud Light bottlecaps, dismembered doll parts, and even an 18-inch Weber kettle BBQ grate - yes, really - while working in my yard than I ever imagined possible. And lots of pennies. Lots and lots of pennies.
I had just a few interesting finds today. Here's the first one.
|This looks like a job for Jack Bauer.|
Anyone who's acquainted with my home improvement efforts knows that I lack the proper reverence for things I'm unfamiliar with. This includes - but is not limited to - climbing on roofs, fixing broken garage doors and anything involving electricity. This little red wire poking out of the ground falls into the latter category. So what did I do when I discovered it? I poked it with my gloved hand, of course. Then I tugged on it, but it wouldn't come loose. So I dug some more, and then tugged some more, and eventually, I got myself an 18-inch piece of red electrical wire.
Exciting! Kind of.
In the process of unearthing that electrical wire, I also discovered this little mystery.
What could it be?
The roof of a Tonka truck, probably left behind by some previous occupant's four-year-old. Well, guess what, kid. Finders keepers, sucker!
I had one other thoroughly bizarre find, but I'm going to save that for another day. Any guesses what it was?