I was on the back porch studying the Bible this morning when I heard my neighbor across the street start mowing his grass.
My first thought was disbelief. It as 7:00 in the morning! Why would he start that early?
I quickly figured it out. My momma dinnit raise no foo!
It has been very hot and humid here the past few days. The heat index (it the “feels like” for summer) has been well into triple digits.
I then changed from questioning his judgment to thinking that I would be wise to follow his lead! I quickly packed up my stuff and headed to the garage.
Our new mower was still in the box. I bought it the same night that we bought the refrigerator. (might as well milk that 10% coupon for all it’s worth!)
I finished the ”some assembly required” in about 15 minutes only to run into my next hurdle…
But, I was not altogether unprepared. I bought a new gas can the same night I bought the mower and the refrigerator. (that 10% coupon thing again)
It was at this point that I got the “brilliant” idea that changed the rest of the day…
“I’ll go to Home Depot and get the material that I need for the master bedroom project and then buy gas on the way home. I’ll get it all done in one trip!”
I then went upstairs to the master bedroom and developed my material list (let me translate that…I figured out how I was going to build it and what wood I would need to do it. Let’s just say that it took a little time!) and headed to Home Depot.
After loading up Wild Bill, it was then that I realized…
The gas can was in the garage!@*%&
So, much for killing two birds with one stone!
Back to the house, park Wild Bill, get the gas can, hop in the Super Crew and go get the gas.
When I finally pulled that string to start the mower for the very first time, my neighbor was nowhere to be found. He had finished, cleaned up everything and gone back inside.
I finished mowing at 11:00. I am not saying that was the hottest part of the day but it is a long way from the cool of the day!
My shirt was drenched with sweat…and I generally do not sweat!
As I started edging our driveway, I had the beginnings of a heat induced headache.
It’s been awhile since I took a class in the school of hard knocks but at least I am ready to roll next week!
On the positive side, I am now, officially a mowing Mid-Westerner. All that is left is that barbecue thing.