I have been busting my b, uh, buns in this hundred degree heat because I thought I had to complete a project (pictures at a later date).
I asked Hubby how long the section I was working on was. He said, Fifty feet. I said, Don't tell me I have almost killed myself for only fifty feet of progress! He grinned, Closer to fifty yards so that was better...150 feet sounds like I did something.
I did it with a reciprocating saw, clippers, pruners, wire cutters, and a hammer. And believe me when I say, It was HARD work.
Today Hubby got the push mower started again and I was thrilled. I don't think anyone grinned while mowing as much as I did today. When you been folded up with clippers for a week, that lawn mower looked good, no, GREAT.
So I'm push mowing all the parts Hubby can't reach on the riding mower. Since the weed eater is still at the mechanical hospital, the push mower beat clippers hands down.
I pushing and grinning. I am delighted how much faster this is than clippers so I leave my area I have been working on and expand my power range. Around the propane tank, under the swing set, around the plum trees. I am on fire! Working and sweating but loving it. Sooo, then I decide to mow around the old house.
I'm screaming snake (less than a foot from me) which no one can hear over the lawn mower. My frantic jumping and waving my arms got Hubby's attention. Six dogs and not one of them saw this snake. Copperhead!! Then they were all there, Hubby with gun, dogs ready to kill a snake. Every one was too slow. Now we know there's a Copperhead under the old house.
So all I see around the entirety of our yard and Marcy's are snake arbors! I push and mow places that had not been trimmed. Hubby tried to stop me but I was on a mission. Snake arbors, be gone!
Hubby brought me a drink, which I guzzled, and continued to mow. I said, I'm not stopping til I run outta gas. And I didn't. Emptied that tank.
The benefits are my Tylenol and ibuprofen had kicked in, less grass to mow, sinuses wide open and I got a sauna/sweat lodge work out.
The question will be, will I be able move tomorrow? And where will that snake be? Lil was still laying under the edge of the house waiting so hopefully she will eliminate my problem tonight.
I think of all the evenings I go out barefooted to feed the dogs and I shiver a little. Was he laying in wait for me? I think all the food bowls will be on the porch tonight!
And that was my afternoon. How was yours?