This week I’m attending Jury Duty. Actually, my first day was today. I was not called for any trials so it was a pretty boring day. I, however, was pleasantly surprised that the courthouse is completely brand new and now they have a multi car parking deck. In doors it was very nice too, with plenty of rooms to spread out and a separate computer room for those who want to work.
At first, we were all packed in one room like sardines in order to complete the orientation but then we were able to spread out to the other waiting areas. Each room had several flat screen TVs with your choice of HGTV, ESPN or CNN. This is a huge improvement from my last stint at Jury Duty about 9 years ago. I have not been called to Jury Duty for 6 years and back then my attendance was cancelled so I never even had to go. In my state you can be called for Jury Duty once every 3 years so I guess I’ve been lucky. Today we got almost a two-hour lunch so I ran back home for some lunch. I read that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the most busy in my county. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.
Now that spring has officially arrived I’m seeing a lot of weeds in my yard. I was wondering, what strategies do you have to kill those annoying little dandelions? I have no experience with lawns or yard work so I’ll have to read up on it. We also have a large patch of dirt where the grass did not grow back so we have to work on that as well. I was thinking of maybe just installing pavers on that patch since it’s on the side walk. Plus it’s no maintenance. Our property has a lot of lawn which is really a downside as we don’t really like to do yard work.
Last year we got rid of a few bushes and ended up with a huge patch of dirt that needed to be seeded. We spread the seeds in July and the grass grew nicely in about 3 weeks but it involved watering every night. I didn’t enjoy that because mosquitoes were everywhere and we don’t have a lawn sprinkler. We also need to buy a hose reel. Any suggestions on that?
Have you ever attended Jury Duty? How was your experience?
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