Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Fix It Guy Enthusiasm
The down side, ......... yeah once again those pesky checks and balances, yings and yangs, ups and downs ....... the downside to passing out just as the Sun goes black is I wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 3:30 or 4:00 AM.
There is no room for burning candles at both ends in my life anymore. There used to be, but not anymore. I go until I get tired and look for the first soft spot to park my butt. It is actually beginning to piss off my wife. I have left things unfinished or unclosed and she then becomes responsible to make sure I closed the garage door, rolled up my car windows, put yard tools away, etc. But hey, when tired comes, I need to lay down pronto.
It seems every year about this time I am hard into convincing myself that this year it will be different, This year I will carry my yard man and fix it guy enthusiasm through until snow flies. I again told myself year. And it seems I am still fooling myself I might just live up to my promise. But in the back of my mind, my record of past failures keeps me from feeling secure that this year it will be different. What usually happens is I get the one big weird project done and the basic yard and house duties start out gangbusters and then by the end of July all I want to do is go swimming in Horn Pond There is no romance in mowing, pruning, and hacking at the pucker. And the satisfaction derived when hard at it in May, gets lost somewhere down the line.
But I will say that this year there is one big difference. Back a couple of decades or so, I decided that I would not mow my lawn before June 1st. This year I have mowed not only 3 times already, but I bagged the green crap up and dumped it in the back forty. Maybe this year will be different ...........
Nah, probably not.