Damn I am wiped out.
First thing this morning The Wifely Unit springs on me that we need to clean up the yard.
I have been putting it off for a few reasons.
One, it’s been raining cats and dogs all week.
Two, the amount of leaves that have dropped and blown around is no small matter.
Three, it is way more than my sorry old ass can do by myself anymore.
Raking leaves kills my lower back.
So it’s on either way though cause Momma said.
First order of business is to inform The Kid that he is going to help.
Next up is a couple more phone calls. Got ahold of my boy and got him activated. Tried several times to get ahold of my nephew but apparently he was out getting hammered and chasing tail until the wee hours. He is related after all.
Never did hear from him but between me and the two boys we tore into it and went to town.
Wound up taking 3 full truck loads of leaves and yard debris up to the recycling place and this is load #4.
We basically ran out of daylight and the recycling place closed before I could get it up there.
This place is an absolute disaster area.
I could still get two more truckloads raked up easily. The shit is out in the street and in the neighbors yard too, on top of what is still in the back yard in one area.
The leaves are still wet and stick to the ground which makes them hard to rake up and they are EVERYWHERE.
I had the electric leaf blower going until I got to this evergreen shrub that had a half a truckload of leaves and shit trapped under it at ground level. It had grown and expanded so big that it was starting to hang into the driveway and had completely covered the paving stone walk way next to it.
After I got done going full on whack job on that sonofabitch there was enough of that laying around on the ground to completely fill the back of the truck all by its self.
The Wifely Unit says I cut too much of it off.
Ask me if I care.
The fucking thing was a huge trash and leaf collection point on top of choking off access from the sidewalk to the house. Any plastic wrapper within a quarter of a mile would get blown in underneath that thing and get stuck in it.
It took two batteries in the old Ryobi Sawzall but I whacked that bitch but good.
While I was busy with that the boys also got the gutters cleaned out which needed doing badly.
All three of us got pretty tuckered out and they started dropping out so I called it a day. I was damn grateful for the help though.
I’m already paying for my exertions.
I am going to sit here in this recliner and my lower back is going to lock up like concrete setting.
But it needed doing.
I am very grateful also to have that truck now.
I needed a work horse and it is already filling that need.
I guess I neglected to mention I got a free canopy from a guy at work.as Cederq says he didn’t know about it.
I’ll have to get some pictures when it ain’t dark and foggy.
It needs work but the price was right.