Procrastination Can Kill You!
Virginia Beach, Virginia
June 29, 2020 1:03pm CST
My plan was to get up early and tackle the overgrown tangle in the back yard. Unfortunately, when my eyes opened this morning the sun was already high. Our back doesn’t get the attention that the front does, but with good reason. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have all electric equipment except one piece. My gas-powered weedwhacker. That’s the one I use to maintain around the patio. It’s is also the one that threatens to kill me every time I attempt to crank it up. It is only 85 here today, which is 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. It didn’t SEEM to hot to work in the back. To add to the risk of working out back in the summer is a 7’ privacy fence that unfortunately blocks any cooling breeze. I thought about doing my swearing even before I took the trimmer out of the shed, just to get that part out of the way, but got sidetracked with a phone call and forgot. Yet, to be honest, after the initial start up, it’s usually not hard to crank again. However, when this old cantankerous tool has been dormant for a couple of weeks, it likes to tease me. Yank the cord and it fires for a couple of revolutions and stops. Yank it again, 3 revolutions, again and again before I realize I have overextended my yanks. No real chest pains but I find myself getting dizzy and gasping for breath before I realize I had gone too far. Especially after I ended up clinging to the ground with both hands to keep from falling. Gr-^#^ weedwhacker!
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• Daytona Beach, Florida
It sounds like you need to invest in a new weed wacker the old one sounds dangerous to me. Back in Latvia, the one thing everyone had was a good old scythe and they sacked the grass with that. It always looked very dangerous to me but Latvian are old-fashioned people and they use what their grandparents used.
• Gainesville, Florida
You need to get you one of them cordless battery-powered weedwhackers. Or, as we call them here in the South, weedeaters. I have cordless tools for everything. Don't have a battery-powered lawn mower yet, but next time I replace my existing one that's probably the route I'll go. Good news, everything starts up right away. Bad news, sometimes I forget to charge the batteries beforehand!