Monday, October 01, 2007

Did you know...
that *scalping is something that is practiced here in Southern California? Most of the local residents hate this, but they still participate. The golf courses down here are the biggest offenders. I have heard horror stories about the way they scalp. There is a sign on the gate to our community saying that if we don't have the scalping done by November 15th they will charge us a $350 fine. Seems a little unreasonable to me. Our landlord informed us that they would be coming to scalp us in the next few weeks. We don't have the money to pay the fine, so, I guess we will be scalped. We have been told that there are alternatives to scalping, but scalping is the easiest, so that is what most people do. Sigh... wish me luck. I'm really not looking forward to this....

*It's not what you think... no really... it's not.... they cut the grass really short and then tear it up so that they can plant winter grass. Because we HAVE to have green lawns down here... click on any of the links for pictures and more info on this crazy practice! The reason I'm not looking forward to this is because I have allergies... and the process of scalping puts a lot of dust and pollen in the air. Blech!

9 comments:

Yvonne said...

We get temps down as low as 45 - 50 below zero and we don't plant winter grass. What's going on? Our grass is covered with snow from the end of October until the end of April and I have BEAUTIFUL GREEN GRASS IN THE SUMMER. And, I don't have sprinklers.

Good luck, I hope your allergies don't cause you too much discomfort. (By the way only a few more days until your folks come--just in case you didn't remember ; )

JustRandi said...

Hey, for a minute there I was thinking I could move to Cal and save a few bucks on haircuts. Good luck with the scalping!

Kimberly said...

Yuck. What a lot of work and effort to go through.

Jean Knee said...

so when does the dirt get a chance to rest? it's winter let it have a break you allergy causing freaks

Nancy Face said...

Haha, I caught on to you right away! My hubby used to own a landscape maintenance business...he is a master of the ways of the scalping! Yep, he'll be doing it in our yard soon...and HE is the one with allergies! Silly guy. ;)

Dedee said...

That sounds irritating, to say the least.

The pics of your boy on the horse are awesome!

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi melissa:
now come on, i wanna see you post the REAL pictures of this! :)

thanks for the sweet notes yesterday friend. you rock, kathleen

tracy m said...

My allergies are going bonkers just reading about it...

What gives? We get snow here too, and no one rips up their grass- and it's emerald all summer long. Hmm. Another California weirdness, I guess. (I can say that- I'm a native!)

Jessica said...

Not fun for allergies! The rodeo pictures are so dang cute! What a fun time for you guys!