Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A Day in the Yard
It was so beautiful the day before yesterday, I decided to work outside. I still had to plant the flowers Molly gave me and had other things to do. Nearly killed me! I got the hyacynths planted, and some Stargazer Lily bulbs I had bought. Planted a bunch of Iris's my friend Diane brought me at the end of the summer last year! They were in these huge heavy clumps and somehow I got them all planted. I then had to water everything in. The 200ft long hose was already laying up in the higher garden, but before I watered everything I was going to change nozzles. Raymond likes that gold brass kind that you can just turn to adjust the spray? I detest it. If you have it on a mild spray it takes forever to get enough water on anything, and when you turn it up it pulverizes and pressure washes all the plants! I like MY nozzle that has the "shower" feature. So MY nozzle was no where to be found, then I spotted it alright... it was up on the slope in the yard where we have it covered in pine straw. I tried to walk sideways over to it without falling backwards and rolling down the mountain. I started to slip in the pinestraw and had to bend over and crawl like a fiddler crab over to it, then get back up to the top of the drive way. I got it though!!!! So I recovered from that, and changed nozzles, got sprayed a few times in the face and legs with water, but got it on there. Then try to visualize this......in the garden on the other side of the driveway there is a slope maybe 3 ft high and then the garden starts. I was up in the garden with the 200 ft cold, stiff, mangled hose. I decided to pick it up and throw it down below to the driveway, so I didn't have to drag the tangled up piece of crap
across all my plants. I got part of it down there and picked up the rest of it and hurled it over and the next thing I know I'm going with it!!!!! For crying out loud! I didn't want to fall onto the gravel driveway, and somehow landed on my feet so hard that it was quite a blow to my poor knees. But then it was like it was with such a force that I couldn't stop, and I was so afraid of falling so here I am running full force downhill trying to stop ROFL!!!!! I finally did get stopped and it seemed like the entire episode lasted 3o minutes. My heart was pounding so hard, and it scared me to death, and I was mad and laughing all at the same time!!!! I am so glad there was no one around to see it all! So after all that and cleaning up and putting away all the tools, I came in and took 2 Motrin right off the bat! I told Molly, who got a huge laugh out of this, that next time I may as well take the asprin before I even head out the door, or either hire that yard boy I've been talking about!! Ya'll have a good night!