Jun. 23rd, 2015

lionkingcmsl: (Andrea-body)
Lest anyone thinks that I'm just sitting on my tail brooding about my problems, well, I'm not.

The last two days, and probably tomorrow, has seen me tackling a project that I've been meaning to do for some time; clearing out a row of bushes that are along side the road in front of my house. Those that have been to the den know which ones of which I speak.

Well, it was always my intention to remove all but two of them, the ends ones, but I never got around to doing it. Each year it got harder and harder to mow around them and a couple of weeks ago, as I was pulling out of the driveway, I realized they were becoming a safety hazard, as I had to almost pull onto the road to see around them. It was then I decided I needed to remove all of them.

As of right now the first two are down to stumps and I'm removing the branches and throwing them into the back woods. Composting in a way; returning their nutrients back to the soil.

I'm doing this in about 1 hour shifts, as not to over exert myself in the heat and humidity and then take about a 1 hour break in the air conditioned house. I'm also dressed properly for the weather, though not necessarily for the job, and drinking plenty of water. I really don't need to end up in the hospital with heat exhaustion. :=/

As I'm working on the road side I'm also wearing a railroad safety vest. Granted New Road isn't that busy, but as they always preach in the rail industry: "SAFETY FIRST"!

Even with only 2 of the 6 or so gone it has made a difference, even when standing at the end of the driveway. I'm sure the motorists along the road will like it too, as it will given them better sight lines, and a bit more room to pull over without scratching their vehicles.

I have also been doing other projects around the house that really needed doing, but I had put off for various reasons.

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