Sunday May 18, 2014

I truly overdid with the cleaning up of the ponds. I was up at 6AM today and I spent two hours finishing the front pond so now both ponds are clean and ready to be filled with dirt and I have a gigantic pile of liners and pond muck ready for the dump. I’m not sure there is anywhere on my body that doesn’t hurt. But for the first time since the ponds started to go bad a month or more ago, the view out my windows isn’t horrible. And for that I am most grateful. I have done very little today, and that has been done very slowly. I finished one jigsaw puzzle, read a book, and started another jigsaw puzzle. I’ll wait until tomorrow to write the review for the book. I’m ready for the sauna and hot tub. The student who helped me on Thursday and was going to come back today, said that while he was willing, his body sure wasn’t. Not to bad to have kept going longer than a seventeen-year-old.

once there were ponds
now there are holes
soon to be filled
with dirt and bark
a chickadee flits past

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2 thoughts on “Sunday May 18, 2014

  1. I think motivation is the key. Perhaps with any ‘age’. Just a guess that some younger folks don’t actually know what work really is…
    I think my own sons took a while to figure that out. Rewards come after work. 🙂

    Hubby and I spent part of the weekend chopping up the swamp maple that we recovered from the creek. He chopped and I re-stacked hundreds of pounds of tree parts. Someone told me that chopping fire wood warms you twice. Once when you chop it, and then when you burn it. Though we will have to wait a couple of years to let this pile completely dry out. We won’t have to buy wood for a good long while. Not that we use our fire place for primary heat. But it will be nice to have that supply. 🙂

    • I think you are right about the motivation. I was highly motivated (and definitely reckless). Sounds as if you worked hard also and the wood will be nice once it dries.

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