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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rock wall: 1
Barb: 0

Always up for fitness on the job, that's why I volunteered to do some EW--Extreme Weeding in the rose gardens at work, including shoveling out old stumps. What I hadn't planned on was an old honeysuckle bush that had pretty much taken over everything, including working its way through the rock wall that the rose garden abuts. Picture it: foot on rock, pulling vine. Vine holds on for dear life, rock wall gives way.

I wasn't too high up, about five feet or less. And I hung on the edge just enough to think okay, I'm good. Then in slow motion, I went over and that's when I thought, okay, not good. It must be karma because I fell into...more weeds. I laid there for a bit and contemplated life, but didn't come up with any epiphanies.

Moral of the story: Rock walls, don't trust 'em unless you're the one who built' em. Also, honeysuckle is just bad news.

Not the one at work, but it looks sneaky.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CTUPTON 7/18/2014 6:14AM

    Thank you for describing your harrowing fall so elegantly! Thank God for weeds to cushion your fall! chris

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FOCUSONME57 7/17/2014 6:03PM

    Glad you didn't land on rocks or poison ivy!

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OPTIMIST1948 7/17/2014 12:45PM

    Funny now, not so funny when it happened.

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PMRUNNER 7/17/2014 11:45AM

    At least it wasn't poising ivy!

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TERI-RIFIC 7/17/2014 6:43AM

    I hope you're not too banged up. I've had battles with weeds and rocks! My nemesis are raspberry canes.

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ICECUB 7/16/2014 5:59PM

    hope you didn't get hurt. honeysuckle smells so good

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/16/2014 5:11PM

    I understand. My Dad was always fighting with foliage, weeks, vines and once even a tree truck. Nature usually won there too.

I hope there aren't any serious injuries.

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