Friday, May 28, 2010

all by myself

I finally got sick and tired of my front lawn looking like this:

So I figured out the complicated lawn mower all on my own, and now it looks something like this:

I even did the edger, and sprayed roundup on the weeds fighting their way through the sidewalk cracks, etc.

It was Bonehead's job to take care of the yardwork for the past year or so (for those new to my blog, "Bonehead" is the bloggy name I use for my 15 year old son, who recently went to stay with my parents for the duration of this deployment....for more on that drama, you can click this link, or go back another week for the initial implosion.) 

Now with hubby on the other side of the world, and Bonehead sort of 'banished' until hubby returns, that leaves....ME to do the yardwork.  Or my ten year old, "Knucklehead".  Since we alternate front yard and back yard every other week, next weekend it will be time to do the back lawn...which is about 3 or 4 times the size of the front lawn, so I am thinking Knucklehead will have to at least HELP me.  Depending on how that goes,  have to decide whether or not Knucklehead can handle this duty on his own when my big ole baby belly gets too big to do this chore any more.  And if he can't handle it, I have to budget for lawn services.....not really a huge expense, in the long run, but considering how hard it was for me to even find a job after a year of unemployment, and considering how tiny my paychecks are for my very-part-time job, the expense is not exactly justifiable these days.

But for now, I can be happy to know that I DID THIS, and can do it again.  And it looks pretty darned good, if I do say so myself!  Not as good as it would look if hubby did it, but it looks better than Bonehead's last two half-assed attempts did.

**BTW did anyone notice the new song I added to my playlist on here today?  Do you listen to my music as you read the blog, or do you turn the volume down?  Just curious.**


PTSD, A Caregiver's Perspective said...

This is so weird... my husband was 200% depressed today, could barely fight his way out of bed and I was pissed!! So I mowed not only the front lawn but the back lawn too after spending at least 30 minutes trying to start the "easy start" effing lawn mower by having the wrong handle depressed.

FUCK IT ALL... stop the world I want to get off!!!

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

Congratulations on the yardwork! I know I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I finish the lawn. Now that my husband is gone, I do the mowing, but we have a large yard so I pay someone else to do the edging and blowing and any other little things. I'm so lucky because he's really cheap and doesn't charge me full price because I do the mowing. Anyway, good for you!

Have a great weekend!

Renee said...

Great job on the lawn!!

Lucky Dimes and Dog Tags said...

I love your song. :)

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