Monday, August 04, 2008

Sometimes, hot is good

Let's see. What to write about today? Something hot, perhaps? My sister says I can write about her :)

I'm going to mention here that I think I'll be needing a heating pad tonight for my aching muscles. I've been cleaning up my landscaping for the last few days. I had some big ugly old-lady bushes in the front of my house that I had removed, but the guy left the stump. Plus, since the removal, I haven't done anything with that bed, so it was infested with weeds. I cleaned all that out, removed the stump, and tilled it up to get it ready for planting. Once I get some cash, I'll get some plants.

In the back, around the deck, I dug a new bed. This was quite an endeavor. I had to dig up all the grass, which is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Plus, once you've dug it up, what to do with it? It's darn heavy. I tried to fill up a trash bag with it, and when I went to pick up the bag, it must have weighed at least 100 pounds, and the dirt/grass mixture burst right through the bag. So I had to break it up into about 10 bags so it's not quite so heavy. They're all in my garage right now; the trash doesn't come until Sunday, so it will be another heating pad night when I have to lug all those bags out to the curb.

The back flower garden is looking nice, though. It's about three quarters of the way finished. When I have some free time, I'll do the rest. I'm out of plants, though, so it, too, will have to wait. I moved some plants that I had in a bed in the back up to the new bed. They weren't getting enough sun, and since they are full-sun plants, they weren't doing very well back there. My neighbor has a big tree that blocks all their sun. It's an ongoing process. I look forward to the day when I don't have to dig and plant and can just maintain.

I've done my duty for today. I'm off to heat up my aching back.


Anonymous PJ said...

Ha ha! You said "stump."

5:25 PM  
Blogger Kimmy said...

I'm so proud of you, you're doing fabulous on this challenge so far!

6:03 PM  
Blogger kimw said...

Yeah, pj. Isn't "stump" a funny word? You know what other word I like? "Imbecile".

8:29 PM  

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