It is a time for rejoicing!

Nine days ago, we received an over-estimated load of topsoil that forced my wife to dig a pathway in order to get out of the garage to pick up our son from school. After a full weekend, several evenings, one vacation day, and all day today–I am please to report that our enormous pile of topsoil is no longer a driveway ornament!

Hmmm. Nine days. Sort of a manual labor novena.

I guess I’m taking the long way around telling you that in terms of today’s blog entry…I got nothin’. But sitting here thinking about what to share with you reminds me of a column about writing by one of my favorite ink-stained newspapermen–Paul Greenberg.

I hope you’ll enjoy it.


  1. Dawn

    Patrick, I need some of that dirt. We just had an aboveground pool put in and they didn't quite leave enough to backfill it. Wonderful! So now we need some dirt. You know, dirt used to be free. Now you have to pay for it. There's something in that statement day when I am older and wiser I'll maybe figure it out. 🙂

  2. Jim Moore

    Interesting thought…all dirt is now pay-dirt in that you have to pay for it.Just one word of advice, Dawn. When they tell you how many cubic yards you need, ask them to show you just what that amount of dirt looks like!

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