Sunday, September 15, 2013

My First Walker...

First, put some Jan and Dean music on (Google them or, if you're near a Starbucks [and who isn't?] buy the CD - in the cutout bin by the baristas).  And while you're listening to Surf City, I want to show my new and improved, totally cherry, transportation.  In MS World, this is a big step for us.

So here's my new little deuce coupe....


Yeah, she’s cool, I know.  This baby can pick up and hold the just purchased three bags of mulch after I pull them out of the back of the SUV, one at a time, and then after lugging each bag one and half feet, drop them right into the bin and I’ve only knocked it over once!  After entertaining the neighborhood by picking up the mulch again, lifting it two feet up again, and letting the bags then tumble back into the bin, and I am ready.  After acknowledging the support of the neighbors, which was to stand on their lawn and watch, I grab my beauty by two hands, lift up the back, and we glide up the driveway.  I push, direct the wheels, bounce off the dirt near the driveway as I stumble, and then reach the sidewalk!  I am now no more than ten feet from where I want to be.

But I’m pooped from doing that so I go back in the house, grab a cold drink, and watching another “Breaking Bad.”

This is why I am still doing yard work that I used to finish in May. That and the weather.  Since I wrote the first words of this paragraph it has basically rained continuously and any break in the drenching is used to dash out, get the mail or newspaper, and just before getting back in the house, seeing the bags of mulch fermenting near the perennials.

But I have faith the sun will reappear since it is not due to explode for a few more billion years.  And I shall take my First Walker by the hand grips and we will continue the work.

My goal is to have the yard work done before the first snow fall, which around here can be early October.  Sometimes I wonder why I do this, and I know the time is coming when I won't be able to, just ...not.....yet., but I still think this is for my father.  My yard will never be as nice as his was,  but I do so enjoy the time when I sit on the deck, beverage in one hand and book in the other, and see what was accomplished here. Not bad.

And my Walker can fill in as transportation when the time comes.

I still am working on the engine part.  It's my little deuce coupe,  you don't know what I got.  If you do, please tell me, and let me know when I can get out of this thing.

Thanks for reading.  More soon.  Heading to 5000.

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