The Landscaping Project -- 10/23/04
Although I'm not a fan of Andy, I'm glad his team won this project, as opposed to Elvis' team. :)
And I'm really happy that Dan was the first one chosen for a team. I still feel so bad for him the way Elvis totally stabbed him in the back last week. So at least this was a compliment to Dan that he was first pick.
And was anyone really surprised that Andy picked Sandi? :lol As for what happened between Andy and Sandi after he 'sold' her to the other team... well, I'm of mixed feelings about that. Of all the people on Andy's team, I do think she was probably the weakest, even though the garden was her design. Dan and Kim have both proven to be hard workers, dedicated to completing a task and doing it well. Sandi and Andy on the same team does tend to waste some time, with the antics between them. So I really do think she was the best choice to send over to the other side. He actually had a strong team as he picked them, though.
And even though it appears that Andy placed more importance on doing the best job on the task than he did on his relationship with Sandi... well, isn't that why they're all there? Not for personal relationships, but to do a good job and be the one who wins the mansion. Like I said, I'm no fan of Andy's.. I think he's arrogant, and that he's been a slacker for the most part, as he chases after Sandi. But I do think that Sandi was rather immature in her reaction to being sent to the other team. She should realize that it was a business decision, and not done because he was 'playing' her, as she put it. That's why it's usually a bad idea to get personally involved with a co-worker, because the line between business and personal can get so blurred. :sad
But to give the guy due credit, when Andy passed out the checks for winning, he gave up a $2,000 check for himself and tried to give it to Sandi instead, because the design was her idea, as he said. Even though she didn't keep it, given the way this guy values money, that should have told her he was sincere in wanting to patch things up. Doesn't mean she should have kept it, but she should at least recognize a sincere effort instead of being so childish about it, as she was in the confessional.
And Amanda and Jeff... :rolleyes These children just can't play well together, can they? :P :lol Jeff wasn't an angel, that's true, but Amanda really was acting like a 5-year old. Those two needed a babysitter, lol. Her dumping the wheel barrow full of dirt on him, him picking some up and throwing it at her. :ohno And Amanda's rather full of herself, saying that she "obviously intimidates the men" with her skill. :rolleyes
I would have thought Michelle would have been happy to get off that team, lol.
One final thing: What bothers me about this landscaping task is that it seems a bad idea. That front lawn is the first thing a person notices when they drive up the driveway. So with two different teams each doing one half of that front lawn, you now have two very different landscaping layouts and themes on that lawn. No harmony or continuity to it at all, which I thinks takes away from the overall ambience and harmony to the landscape and home.
Next week looks good. They get to do the kitchen! :)