When I had my little water inspection, the told me that my lawn desperately needed some aeration. So, off to find a hole-leaving aerator (the kind that leaves poop-like logs all over your lawn, which I later learned is actually good for your lawn -- despite how disgusting my children think they are). I did call to see how much it would cost to have my lawn aerated -- 40'ish bucks -- but I decided I could easily use that money elsewhere and moved on to find one. It did cost 30 dollars (only found the kind I wanted at OSH, dang them and their high prices) but it hasn't been that difficult. In my researching aeration on the Internet I have learned that it's something that a lot of people (aka, me) neglect in their lawns and it can have a big difference. I'll let you know. The lawns' about 2/3 done (front lawn -- haven't touched the back yet).
In other news I went to the urologist today. My other kidney has a stone as well, I guess of a smiliar size. And of course, as soon as I finished my dinner I felt a bit of pain back there. I immediately have flashbacks of how awful it could be. But, it never got there, it went away. Most likely I've had these before, but they didn't get wedged the wrong way or for who knows what reason I've not noticed them. The urologist said to call in if I have pain again, to drink 1-2 liters of water and some lemonade every now and then. Lucky me. It's obviously something I'm gonna have to live with. I can't be afraid of what will happen, but at least I now have 20-something pills to take if it ever done happen again. And if that's not peace of mind, I don't know what is (besides proper lawn aeration).