So—you want to rake up the leaves in the yard that blew down while you were in Mexico in November.
But first you need to pick up the sticks that blew down.
The lawnmower is broken and won’t pull the little trailer.
You fix the lawnmower—rebuild carb, install valve—after waiting two weeks for parts.
You pick up some of the sticks.
The burn pile is already too full. You throw them to the side.
You try to burn the pile, but it is too wet. You tarp it up—I’ll get to it later.
In the meantime the tree guy, DD, leaves a bunch of wood laying around that has to be split and stacked because it too is in the way.
First you have to create space in the shed for all the extra wood. That takes two days.
Firewood is big job—not done yet.
Neighbor helps you burn pile.
|The pile started out as a cirlce 15 feet in diameter and 7 feet high. Nobody|
ever accused my neighbor, Morris, of patience.
You keep working on firewood.
It keeps raining.
Customers only call with emergency repairs on nice days.
It is now February and the yard still looks like crap. The sailboat is no closer being painted than it was on November 18.
Now the boat needs to move to the top of the list so you can race in May.
What the hell better a crappy yard than boat that is not ready to sail.
Smile--at least it's not cancer.