I only have a few hours left to enjoy myself and do my own thing before my husband and daughter arrive. I just got off the phone with them and they are at the airport in Los Angeles waiting to board their flight. I decided this morning to do my best to be productive, so after having my morning coffee and taking care of the puppy, I headed out to mow the lawn. I usually do mow the back yard myself on our riding mower, but we use a regular push mower for the front lawn, makes it look nicer.
I decided to mow the front lawn first since it would take the most physical effort. It ticks me off though that the electric start on our brand new Craftsmen lawnmower quit working. I even plugged it in for 4 days to recharge it to make sure that wasn’t the problem. Luckily I was able to get it started with the pull cord, after I remembered to push the primer button. I’d say it took me about 45 minutes to do the front after which I came in the house to down a bottle of water. Then I restarted the mower and went around the outer edge of the backyard and mowed in all the tight spaces around the patio and swingset. After that I got the riding mower out and did the rest of the backyard. In total, I probably spent an hour and a half mowing. I didn’t think that was too bad considering it usually takes my husband almost that long just to do the front yard! Plus, I didn’t seem to get too much of the cuttings into the flower beds which is a problem my husband has.
After mowing I cleaned the swimming pool and then both me and the puppy got in! Last week the water is a balmy 96 but we’ve had some cooler evenings the last few nights, so the water temp is a more reasonable 84, very enjoyable. I’m spending the afternoon relaxing before I have to drive in rush hour traffic to DFW airport. Watching an old movie and sitting here on my laptop, that’s the life!