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Yard waste day!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I haven’t done any yard work since I injured my back last spring. Tree branches have grown long enough to scrape the roofline and drape on cars in the driveway when it rains. Vines have engulfed the fence, trees, porch, satellite dish, etc. It’s way past time to do something.

The calendar says today is the City’s bimonthly tree waste collection day. So instead of going to the gym this morning, I donned a hat, gloves, and protective eyewear and went out to do battle with the yard. Two hours in, I had accumulated a medium-sized pile of tree parts by the street. I was hot and increasingly hungry, but there was So Much More That Needs Done. How to know when to quit?

Answer: my decision was made by the arrival of the big City truck and scoop loader. In less than a minute with one swell scoop, my tree pile was gone and I was done. And my arms are at least as tired as if I’d hit the pool this morning. I love instant gratification!

Now, to get cleaned up and ready to give a talk at 2:00 pm…