Monday, May 18, 2009

Yup, it's confirmed...

...I'm INSANE!

Yes, I made a to do list for the weekend and as usual it didn't get done. But in my defense we did have an 8:45 am wedding to attend (yes 8:45 am) and a school fair on Saturday and I went into the office on Sunday.

I did try to get the lawn mowed Saturday early evening though. I had just enough time (about an hour) before dinner and figured I should get it done before town maintenance sent their "friendly" letter to us. So I start with the front strip between the street and sidewalk which should take about 10 minutes. Well, 10 minutes turned into an hour and here's why.

The front strip is angled up from the street to the sidewalk and as usual the mower sometimes has half the wheels on the street and half on the grass (no curb). Halfway through I hit something as I'm going from street to grass and "BANG!" And then "BANG - BANG - BANG - BANG - BANG!" Great, I figured I bent the blade and didn't have the time of the desire to go to Home Depot (what? yeah, I wasn't feeling well) So, I look under the mower and see that the blade is hitting the front metal cover/guard but doesn't seem bent.

To make things worse as I'm looking under the mower a little girl across the street is heckling me. "Ha, ha, something broke off," she yells continuously out the window. "Shut the..." I yelled back. Just kidding, I didn't yell back but believe me it took a lot for me not too. I was fuming at this point and decided to push the mower away from view of the little BRAT, I mean girl. All I know is that if it were my daughter yelling out of the window she would be in trouble. No, scratch that, my daughter has the manners to know better (ok, enough with the parent talk).

At this point I decide to finish off the front with the weed whacker and call it a day. What a pain that was. Good thing I had my ear protection on because when I finished I could hear the little girl yelling something else but just ignored it this time. I know I said enough with the parent talk but - "Is anyone paying attention here?"

Here's to many more hours of yard work to come. It's going to be a long summer...

1 comment:

Danielle and Clint said...

Ugh...I hate bratty kids with nothing better to do.