What a busy weekend – I hurt so bad I can hardly walk. Was an hour and a half late to work and my pain meds are barely taking the edge off. It is so frustrating not to be able to do all the stuff I used too without having to go thru all this backlash of pain for a week after!!!
It has been such rainy miserable cold weather here that finally we had 3 days of 70 degree sunshine so I decided I better force myself to get it done! I It IS back to cold 40 degrees and non-stop rain again by the way and expect to last at least the next 7 to 10 days…
Anyway, I had my dad (he isn’t really my dad but I wish he was) come over with his bobcat and dumptruck and scoop up over 2 tons of horse manure where Blitz walks right outside his barn and unloads all winter long. Then he hauled in several ton of sand and dirt to replace it and it is so nice out! I had to get in the barn with a shovel and throw some of that out for him to haul off too tho (cuz dad’s too old to do all that physical labor) and man was I hurting afterwards! I also had him remove a ton of boulders that lined the perimeter of my front lawn and deck area and replace it with 4 foot lengths of square sandstone rock. It looks so nice, but I had to get on my knees and help level under the rocks as needed. I planted all of my flower seeds, which is a ton, and also bought plants and seeds and tilled and planted my entire veg garden. It looks so nice and feels good to have everything done but man am I ever paying for it! Normally my son would help me with a lot of that, and he did some but had to work most of the weekend so I was on my own for the most part.
This having a nice yard and flowers, and OCD on top of it stinks! I also made the fatal mistake of draining some water off the pool cover, which helps hold it down in the winter in case of high winds. Well Saturday night, sure enough it was blowing like crazy and gusting to around 50 and 60 mph. I could hear this weird noise and me and my son were out there at 3 in the morning putting water back on the cover and re-attaching where it had broke loose because of the wind. I sure could have used a day on a heating pad to get over it! I honestly don’t know how I got it all done. Well I do, took pain meds and pushed myself to get it all done! Now at least I can relax and enjoy all my flowers as they come up and bloom and the veggies. I also cleaned both my fishponds and moved all the fish too the pond on my back deck by the pool. I have reluctantly decided to get rid of at least half of my walk thru flower garden and that pond because I just can’t do it all anymore. It is too much. I could just cry – that has been a work in progress for 20 years, and now it’s over because I’m a pain laden puss!