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Swinging Saturday

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Well swinging might be a little misleading. More like falling out of bed and into the yard work cloths. I fired out strong, but the first stop to fill up the gas can should have warned me of things to come. The station at Waverly was out-of-order. That place is so expensive that I never go there unless I have to fill up the mower can and that is all I get there. I’m talking about 30-40 cents a gallon more.

Da Hawk and his cousin WIND have come to town.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Threw down several bags of mulch and then decided to give the back a break at mow the front and upper back yards. All went well with that but then the string trimmer decided to yank my chain. After about 40 minutes of tinkering it is running again. And it reminded me what a strain on the back that chore is. I have a lot of trimming with this yard.

But funny thing is at the end of a full day outside, I kind of feel like I did as a youth after a full day of hoops. Tired and a little stiff but nothing serious. Its nice. I wonder what the morning will bring though.

I also did something I haven’t done in a while. I put the weed and feed down. Being on a well, I really don’t like putting chemicals on the ground.

Random Thoughts of the Day

When you get older you forget how tough it is to be young.

How the hell did we get to the end of April already?

I missed seeing my Son today. I missed Springfest in Ellicott City. I really have to clone myself.

I know someone besides me must find it ironic that the First Lady who is heading a campaign against online bullying. I mean she can’t even control the child right next to her. What kind of example is that?

I have to go look at pictures of my grandchild again. Sorry its a real habit if I’m not with her.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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