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.
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.
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.
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.
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 did get to relax on the swing with Brandy for a little bit much to Brandy’s delight.
Yesterday was my turn.
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.
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.
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!