Summer Chores and Advancing Age (and the art of being a bit stupid)

Warm. wet springs mean high grass before I get a chance to start mowing. It doesn’t help when I didn’t drain the oil from the lawnmower last fall, and I could not get the thing to start last weekend, when I wanted to tackle the lawns. It also means the front hedge looks like something out of “Sleeping Beauty” by the time I get around to facing that. Luckily, the clippers didn’t give me a hassle, and I managed to tame the hedge rather quickly last week.

So, the Brother took the mower to get it fixed. I had to do SOMETHING about the grass and weeds around my ankles and knees…. so I’ve been using the strimmer. Which is supposed to have a 2 hour battery… yeah, not with the workout it’s been getting today. 15 minutes, it over-heats; have to let it cool down about 20 minutes, then charge it for about half an hour. So far, I have managed to get the front looking half-way decent, the sides of the house clear, and part of the outside lawn (around the stop sign, the pole wire, and the gate). My arms are shaking.

Someone remind me why I ever thought this was ‘fun’?

Actually, I don’t usually mind doing it. I should do more of it. I’m lazy, and I know it. But there is a sense of accomplishment when the place looks nice.

About Mad Annie, Bronwyn, Ann

I am a wife.mother, writer, cashier (hey, it helps pay the bills), Pagan who sometimes thinks too much. A jackie of all trades and mistress of none
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