……what you could do today. It’s a old wives tale. A “Mom-ism”. It probably isn’t even true but I recall my Mom mentioning it a time or two. She told me lots of things that I’ve always questioned. Like “always wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident”. This is questionable on so many levels – like are there underwear police? If so, what happens? A fine, jail time, a notice in the paper, a notation in your permanent record? Plus, if you’re in an accident, is this going to be your #1 concern? When your Mom gets to the emergency room, will she ask if you’re wearing clean underware? Remember the one, “don’t ever let me catch you doing that again!”. Ya, ok, Mom, I’ll be more careful next time not to get caught. (tee hee) Oh, and there’s the famous “I can always tell when you’re lying”. Oh, God, do I really need to explain how I know that one is wrong? Anywho, there are a gazillion Mom-isms and maybe we’ll explore more of them someday. We just don’t have time today.
Back to “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today”. It’s a troublesome concept. It also happens to be one that works out to be true – at least this week it was. This week when I was computer-less, I was working in my woodshed. Ankle deep in sawdust and still owning 10 fingers, I thought I’d catch a ride on the lawnmower later that afternoon. (It’s a quick 2 1/2 hour job to trim up my 3 acres. That does not include the farm yard but let’s not go there.) Along about 4:00, I remembered the lawn. Quick as a bunny I hopped on the mower and clocked about 45 minutes when the 1st drops appeared. Oh-oh. 3” of moisture later, I no longer needed to finish mowing:
The first part is my lawn and beyond that is (was) a sugarbeet field. Keep in mind that everything for miles around is table-top flat.
North side of my lawn. Won’t be mowing this for a while:
My woodshed – as an island.
This is taken from the road. Note that my house sits up. We hauled in tons & tons (& more tons) of dirt when we built the house. Water has never come close.
I’d like you to meet Baxter. Guess he’s not afraid of the water….
Gotcha Mom. You were right more often than I admit. I should not have put off until later…….
So, was it worth it? Well, ya. Look how much time I saved by not mowing when I should have. AND NOBODY CAN SEE IT NEEDS MOWING!!!! Hey, this chick can justify almost anything.
I found an old chair and “parts” of another and thought I’d fix ‘em up as potty chairs – er, chairs to put flower pots in. This is how the bad one looked:
Not good. Bet you’re wondering about my mental health. I started fitting pieces together:
Still doesn’t look good, does it? Well you doubters:
So in the end, what I got instead of a beautiful lawn:
And you didn’t think I could do it. HA!
SO THEN, I was on a roll. I’d always wanted a 4-sided birdhouse. I bought some lumber:
Cut it up:
Cut roof angles:
Oh wait a minute. That photo was from another project. Well, that’s the “type” of cut for the roof.
Speed up to the end product and where I put it:
I’m sure I’ll be moving it but this is where it landed first.
BTW, I’VE MISSED YOU! Sadly, Mr. Computer took sick and has been in the hospital since MONDAY! AAAAAKKKK. Who was I supposed to communicate with for 5 days? I tried talking to Mr. PF (Picket Fence), but that lasted about 5 minutes. Anyway, I’m back. Lucky you……..:-)
Have a great weekend. I think I’ll go mow the lawn. NOT!