I always feel like I should be waiting for the “other shoe to drop” when we get so many days of gorgeous weather in a row this time of year. Tornado Alley is aptly named – trust me. We are enjoying our third day in a row of absolutely lovely weather, and tomorrow is forecasted to be more of the same. (Where’s that shoe?)
Deciding I’d better not press my luck any longer, I spent the afternoon in the backyard de-jungle-ing. (Yes, that means Sunday was spent inside, too. I got waylaid by falling into a programming rabbit hole. Didn’t make it out until after midnight. Oy.)
Have you ever had the pleasure of raking 2 foot tall grass to make sure there’s nothing hidden down in there that would break the lawn mower? Well, my friends – I have. Today my upper arms got the workout of their lives. I was actually enjoying the vibration of the lawn mower (when I finally got to mow!) because it felt like a massage for my arms. Even better, though, was the hot shower in my sparkling bathroom that I cleaned prior to hitting the yard. (I must be weird – I work much harder knowing there’s a sparkling bathroom awaiting me than I would if the bathroom were the pit it was this morning. Maybe I just don’t feel like I get all the way clean afterward if the bathroom is funky, too.)
Now, I realize I could have (should have) used the weed eater on the first pass, and I would have except the darned thing won’t start. (It’s gas, and I have issues with gas powered motors, apparently. Dad’s chainsaw gives me fits, too. My car, thankfully, does not…yet…) I have been told that the coil in the motor is shot and that I might as well buy a new one as opposed to getting this one fixed. Yeah – put that on the list…
So, anyway, I had to use a combination of the rake and stomping through the grass, and of course, I still ran over a few things. Weirdest one, though, was the buzzer to our Taboo game. It’s now in a million pieces – oh well. Nobody around here has the vocabulary to play that game effectively except me, so PDD started playing with it, buzzing, startling and irritating the crap out of me and Second Son. How it ended up in the backyard, I don’t know, but I’m not even going to ask, either. Some things in my life just don’t require investigation, contemplation or an answer, ya know?
P.S. I forgot to take the camera out before I started, and since it’s still kinda raggedy back there, I’m not taking an ‘after’, either. You’ll just have to trust me (and the evidence will be in my whining tomorrow) that I made major headway back there today.
Woo! You go on with your bad self! 😀 Pictures!
I have issues with gas powered weed-eater’s too…my arms are too short to get the darn thing to start.ll…lol
I’m hoping that our yard will dry out enough to be able to mow by the end of the week…I swear a small child could get lost in our jungle out there.
well you must feel good about getting such work done!
keeping a house is such a lot of work. Man.
Good for you for doing it!
I just mowed my lawn for the first time this weekend, and it was a workout. I spent about 45 minutes walking around cleaning up all the sticks. I went ahead and did my neighbors lawn too because she is a single mother and doesn’t have a lawn mower, it took a lot longer, but I like helping people when I can.
I don’t know what kind of car you have, but if they are talking about the starter coil, it is usually not to hard to change. I would do some calling around before you junk it. Of course depending on what else is wrong with the car that might not be the correct advice…
It’s been beautiful here in Utah as well the past couple of days. But I know the weather is about to turn. I can feel it!
What a satisfying feeling it is getting into a clean bathroom after all the hard work. You are like me…I cannot really relax unless my bathroom is spotless. I always thought it was a form of OCD. I’m glad there are others like me out there!!
Spring is in the air!!!! i spent the day visiting the Casa Children.. came home enjoyed a crock pot roast watched tv for a bit then decided not to waste the rest of this beautiful day so i re- dressed myself into grubby cloths and started to rip out all the vinca in my side garden…. i got 1/4 done and called it a night… I cant wait till Saturday to rip some more up….gotta love spring!