July 2007

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Just a normal humid Monday…

Posted by on 16 Jul 2007 | Tagged as: General

So, I am sitting here right now with a guy from CBS “Sunday Morning” with his camera pointing at me. “We want to film you updating your blog.” Ok…. They have been here since about 12:30 pm filming and interviewing me about Betsie. I was filmed “updating my blog” so, here it is. I had to cheat a bit and edit this later since it’s hard to think about blogging when you’re on camera. I found a friend to chat to via IM to keep the ‘keyboard sounds’ coming steadily.

Just as we finished filming my interview and some shots of Betsie just mowing a lawn maintenance crew came drove up to take care of another yard on the cul-de-sac. The producer and camera guy started talking with them too. They thought it was pretty funny. I couldn’t hear much of the conversation, but they didn’t seem too worried about being put out of business by robots. “They’re slow! They can’t make the patterns in the grass!” Well, guys, speed isn’t too important when my lawnmower is ultra quiet and can run all night.

Then a rain storm came in and now there is thunder and lightning. It’s pouring, so I am pretty sure that Betsie went home when her rain sensor tripped.

I don’t know when we will be on TV, but I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted. It might be in the next 3 weeks. The segment is about the History of Lawn Mowers… so I guess we’ll be near the end. Sunday Morning is a national show, and they’re planning to mention this website. Hence, we’re moving again (not really, the the old address will still mirror) to betsielawnbott.com.

A peaceful summer

Posted by on 15 Jul 2007 | Tagged as: General

It has been a few months since I’ve updated everyone about Betsie’s latest news. Truth is, there isn’t much to tell! Things are going very smoothly.

I wired the back yard last month. Even though it is very uneven and doesn’t have much grass I can now let Betsie play back there by herself. Our goal is to reseed or lay turf some day. The soil is mostly hard packed clay… so it is definitely going to need some work before we have nice grass.

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