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Flakey Rock People

May 24th, 2011 at 05:17 pm

I deleted my Craigslist ad after receiving 20 or so responses. The first person who responded was supposed to come Sunday but called and said no, he would come Monday. Yesterday (Monday) he texted me about 4 that he was on his way (I had told him twice I don't get home earlier than 5:30). When I got home, he wasn't there and no rocks had been taken. I texted him at 6 to ask if he was still coming. He texted back that he hadn't brought tools with him and hadn't realized he would need tools to load the rocks. (Did he imagine the rocks would voluntarily jump into his truck bed?) I asked if he wanted the rocks and he did not respond, so I assume that means no. I have emailed the second person who replied to my ad, will see how that goes.

Now I am thinking, maybe I will remove the rocks from the areas I want to plant bushes and flowers and just leave the rest. I won't need to buy pavers and sand, and it will be much less work. So the planter would be a capital C of plants, the inside part would be rocks. It wouldn't look as I had envisioned, but it would still look much better than it did.

2 Responses to “Flakey Rock People”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Rome wasn't built in a day & cleaning up the rubble from Rome takes a while, too. Wink Former owners of my house had white quartz rock in three spots. It took me years to pick out the rocks. They had grey hematite in several places in the back yard. These were even smaller, more like marble sized. A cactus grower took all that I had collected in buckets. Some we put in the bottom of pots, some we used to filled a small sink hole. Then there were the pink granite cobble stones from the previous owners' BBQ pit. I gave them away on Freecycle. The taker made probably 5 trips to haul them. But at least he showed up as arranged!

  2. Jerry Says:

    It always leads me to wonder when I see how unreliable people can be (like on Craigslist and things like that)... how do they function in real life? How do they have any insurance of getting anything done at all? Anyway, good luck with those rocks. Maybe you can train them to jump into people's trucks and save them the effort. Wink Jerry

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