Saturday, June 22, 2013
Didn't let the festering blisters I could feel forming on my big toes & heel stop me. Didn't let the heat of the sun stop me. Didn't let the NEW PHONE sitting around not being played with stop me. SUCCESS!!! Yards are mowed.
Unfortunately, things still look like crap because hubby has still been unable to fix the weed-eater. Despite replacing the fuel lines on it today. Still can't get it running. Sad thing is, it was one of the more expensive models, not just the lil' $50-70 ones. Doing all this mowing has really drawn my attention to s'more tree trimming we better get to quickly! Maybe that can be tomorrow's project/exercise! Prin with a chainsaw? Well, I did buy it... and it's PURPLE (well, has purple on it)... but the rate I'm tearing up the yard equipment, I might just leave that to him, and I'll use the 14' extension pruner ;) Yeah, I got that too (after our insurance threatened termination due to some trees overhanging too close to the house). It wasn't that much, but one of those things hubby thought 'ridiculous' and not necessary. HA! I love it.
I want to attack the wild cherry trees at the back of Chrissy's yard (branches hanging too low, and me with my 'bug phobia' cannot mow properly 'around' them. Same with all the others. The apple tree in her yard near the top, the apple overhanging the fence into her yard, the elm outside our bedroom window. The elm I worry more about, because the 'street' side of it is again approaching and encroaching on a power line. We'd had those storms a ayear or two ago that had it arcing. Power company came and trimmed (butchered) it back around the power line, leaving the growth poking out beneath it. Gues what's grown UP back into the lines?
He got the street side of our Bradford Pear... 2 wks ago, when I was mowing in the front? But the side towards the house has a pretty hefty branch I'd like him to remove with the chainsaw.
I'm going to try to take some pics with my new phone this evening, to give you guys an idea of the size of the yards... might be getting too dark by the time we get home from eating/shopping. In that case, perhaps tomorrow!
Definitely made up for inactivity yesterday. Might actually get to hit 10k steps before the day is done! (Of course, wearing different shoes the rest of today LOL and gonna stop and get some blister cushions or something to help). Seems I can't do anything without walking away with some form of injury. Didn't mention that my left ankle twisted a few times in that hole-y yard and well, I gotta strengthen them somehow!!!