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MORE Yardwork!

SO…

I’m quietly resting on my laurels, thinking the ‘chores’ (a word from childhood I loathe!) are completed, when the lady of the house says to me,

“We have more plants to move in the back yard so the painters can access the walls.”

YIKES!

But, it must be done.  After all, if we don’t move the stuff, the walls won’t get properly painted.  And, I’m certain, the HOA would try to fine us for noncompliance with the bylaws.  (Being a townhouse H.O.A. and all!)

So, it’s back out into the yard for us!  Sigh.

Fortunately, we didn’t have THAT much to do.  Mostly pry a large, overgrown yucca from it’s perch and move it about six feet away from the wall.

Using a shovel, hand truck and brute force.

(Note to self – Yucca are SHARP!)

BUT, we accomplished the task.  Here is a picture of the side of the yard, showing about half the plants, tools, cacti and succulents we moved:

20150804_062337The offending yucca plant is left-of-center.

And, of course, once the painting, exterior maintenance and noise are completed, we will get to move everything BACK!

As my Dad used to say, no rest for the wicked!

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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7 thoughts on “MORE Yardwork!

  1. Hope you got an early start with the temps hovering around 1000*.
    My buds wanted to play golf today. I decided that staying in the AC was a MUCH better option!

    Posted by KM | August 5, 2015, 1:50 pm
  2. Oh yeah, gotta ‘love’ HOAs… NOT!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | August 5, 2015, 6:32 pm
  3. My dad used to say that hard work was its own reward, but he never had to deal with an HOA.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 5, 2015, 6:35 pm

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