The To Do List Shrinks!

Yes thanks to the help of my visitors and Jay and I  having the 31st available my list is some what smaller now.  It started with the umbrella.

Colorful yes--practical no!

I made the mistake of not reading the label first.  I thought it was such a good buy.  It turned out to be a beach umbrella and it had to have the pole cut down.  Jay did that.  But this morning when I went to open it I discovered that I don’t have the strength to push it open.  I need one with a crank.

Next came opening the five cupola windows up in the loft area.

Open windows allow the heat to go outside.

Darlene came to my rescue on Saturday.  She opened the windows and changed the direction of the fan to draw heat up, out of the lower area of the dome, allowing it to escape out the windows.

The grass next to the retaining wall on the back driveway.

This area is too steep for the mower or for  me to stand and try to weed whack it down.  So on Sunday morning my son-in-law David trimmed it down for me.

all trimmed down.

This allows me to take the tractor and do the rest of the hill.  David also did the other side by that retaining wall.

The joys of growing old just kick you in the ass every once in a while and really piss you off. You have to ask for help doing the things you used to do by yourself.  I do feel bad about putting someone to work when they come to visit because it takes precious time away from communicating.

David and Brandy

David did get to relax on the swing with Brandy for a little bit much to Brandy’s delight.

Yesterday was my turn.

Half of the back yard + the left side of the front yard

Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time on the tractor mowing different parts of the yard.  Today I have to get out to do the other half of the back yard and check the right side of the front yard.  I should really get out the lawn rake but I’ll leave that to Jay.

Here are some more flowers coming out.

Peonies in the trees

White Iris on the berm

They are just a delight to the eyes.  I started working on one of the extension gardens yesterday but the knees said forget it lady so I didn’t get very far.  Debra said she would be up this coming weekend to work on them but with seven areas to do I should help a little.

A view from the birdbath at the berm.

The Cosmos are blooming all over the berm in many different colors making the color greater than I thought.

Well my friend I have to pull on some long pants, goggles, and gloves and go attend to the ‘back forty’.  Have a great day and a better week!

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About Momma

Now 85-years-old on February 22 and I'm still on the right side of the grass. Mother of two sons and one daughter (Bloggers SEB and Cindyisms are two of them). I'm Grandmother of three. I have lived with my middle son for almost a year now and he hasn't kicked me out yet. I stay active with household chores and feeding my zoo. (2 cats, 1 dog, and 1 bird.) Retired after 29 years+ at Michigan Bell Telephone and ten+ years with The Oakland Press. I was active with the telephone company union and a Dale Carnegie graduate. I work at crocheting, knitting, making ornaments, and other projects. I do a little canning. I trained with the Michigan Bell Clown troupe and then I was a clown doing parades, parties, and picnics for about 15 years. My other passions are music from the 50s through the 80s, reading, birds, flowers, my pets, big cats, and of course blogging!

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