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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!!!
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    WE have been doing tons of yard work but still have a lot to do.
    1767 days ago
    LOL Don't forget, we're quite UNFIT...

    I grabbed a few pics, unfortunately they don't necessarily show perspective/size well. It's mostly the uneven and bumps and holes that make it difficult... and the slope.

    Getting ready to upload the pics...
    1768 days ago
    Wow, that's a lot of yard work. We can get our whole yard done with all trimming in about an hour lol
    1768 days ago
    I'd love to see some pics of your yard to find out why you are mowing ALL THE TIME!
    1768 days ago
    Holy crapola how big is your yard?
    1768 days ago
    LOL no - it only feels like that much land when trying to maintain it! It's really not that much, but to folks as 'out of shape' as we are, it's a lifetime of work!

    We actually bought another weed eater tonight, so hopefully we'll be able to get that done tomorrow!!!

    The moon is lookin' awfully bright out here... another 2 hrs till the 'peak' - unfortunately, I think I'll be passed out by then...
    1769 days ago
    From your past few blogs, I am starting to think you live on 20 acres of grasslands :O Take care of yourself and don't get heatstroke!
    1769 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Take care of yourself while you're doing all that yard work!! emoticon emoticon
    1769 days ago
    Oh yeah, another pampering bath (with bubbles AND I usually add epsom salt too) is in store... We hit WalMart and CVS (pharm closed at 6 tonight? that's odd) and I got plenty of pads, and even something to try for the toenail fungus... would be nice to be able to wear flip flops without worrying about painting over the yellow-ick nails ;) (both big toes). I'd have worn them, but had some large bandages, and put one over the right heel - it's helped a lot, so I'm sure I'm gonna be fine. Also discovered a blister on by palm, near the thumb. Looked at gloves at WM, but blech, would just sweat in them and be miserable/itchy from that.
    1769 days ago
    Good for you for persevering with your foot issue - these things do have a way of resolving themselves one way or another! Just make sure you don't overdo things and undo the healing process!
    1769 days ago
    Try soaking your feet in some hot water with Epsom salts in it, and then rubbing in some nice oil. It might or might not prevent blisters from forming, but it would certainly feel nice, and you deserve a big reward for getting all that done! emoticon
    1769 days ago
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