Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – a writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers” – where we share a slice form our lives
With my husband still recovering from surgery and his kids, who usually help us (at $10 hr), on a bit of a strike, it fell on me to attack the dandelions this morning. I became the designated dandelion slayer.
My husband prides himself on his lawn and he usually spends time each evening searching out those weeds. This year, those pesky weeds are taking over.
I removed a few last week before a heat wave hit and it was just too hot for me to work.
When I took the weed whacker out, it was broken. So, of we went to Canadian Tire to replace it. This Fiskars tool has a lifetime warranty and it was quickly replaced.
Once home, I grabbed it, a pail for weeds and a jug of grass seed. For over an hour I worked, falling into a steady routine:
Whacker pressed down,
Weed pulled out
Dropped in bucket
Sprinkled in grass seed
On to the next.
Two pailfuls of weeds and the front lawn and boulevard were clear of those yellow weeds.
Tomorrow I get to mow. Whippee!