Weeds!

Mar. 14th, 2012 06:43 pm
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OMFG. There are two ways I know that I'm getting older. People around me are having birthdays and I friggin' feel like I'm going to have a heart attack whenever I mow the lawn. And this is the NEEEEEW lawn, with a ton of NEEEEW problems.

See, in the fall, the yard was this magnificent even coat of green going brown. Same height, same texture. The backyard was hard to see because of the dog, but it looked good to me. Now, NOW, the yard has these purplish flowers (weeds) called henbit, which apparently are fairly prevalent in this part of the country and come directly out of the ground from hell.

And I found out that well kept manicured lawns that are just inherited hold a lot of water. LOTS of water. And this aging lawnmower does NOT like wet any more than I like this aging lawnmower. Does any lawnmower like wet?

It's one of those mowers that sort of self-propel when you push this lever forward. However, when the mower isn't mowing, that self-propelled wheel does not move. Immovable object, meet irritated old fart.

Still, it was good exercise and once my pulse drops below a million, I'm sure I'll think it looks fine, except for the henbit. And I have a plan for the henbit, heh heh heh.

I still haven't mowed around the swimming pool yet. That area is only a 4 foot by 8 foot space. Yes, it would have only taken me a few minutes. But really, left arm hurting, out of breath (and I no longer smoke... maybe I should take it back up), sweating like the proverbial swineage sweater. I figured it was time for a break.

so here I sit. Breaking. I think I'll go to pub tonight. just because there's no grass.

-Cynic

Weeds!

Mar. 14th, 2012 06:42 pm
joegoda: (Default)
OMFG. There are two ways I know that I'm getting older. People around me are having birthdays and I friggin' feel like I'm going to have a heart attack whenever I mow the lawn. And this is the NEEEEEW lawn, with a ton of NEEEEW problems.

See, in the fall, the yard was this magnificent even coat of green going brown. Same height, same texture. The backyard was hard to see because of the dog, but it looked good to me. Now, NOW, the yard has these purplish flowers (weeds) called henbit, which apparently are fairly prevalent in this part of the country and come directly out of the ground from hell.

And I found out that well kept manicured lawns that are just inherited hold a lot of water. LOTS of water. And this aging lawnmower does NOT like wet any more than I like this aging lawnmower. Does any lawnmower like wet?

It's one of those mowers that sort of self-propel when you push this lever forward. However, when the mower isn't mowing, that self-propelled wheel does not move. Immovable object, meet irritated old fart.

Still, it was good exercise and once my pulse drops below a million, I'm sure I'll think it looks fine, except for the henbit. And I have a plan for the henbit, heh heh heh.

I still haven't mowed around the swimming pool yet. That area is only a 4 foot by 8 foot space. Yes, it would have only taken me a few minutes. But really, left arm hurting, out of breath (and I no longer smoke... maybe I should take it back up), sweating like the proverbial swineage sweater. I figured it was time for a break.

so here I sit. Breaking. I think I'll go to pub tonight. just because there's no grass.

-Cynic

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