No time for chores …

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072814_1511_AntiSemitis1.jpgMr. Bladder nagged Mr. Sluggard out of bed this morning. Another night of thunder boomers and terrified dogs. Mr. Sluggards wife comments on how calm the dogs were during the storm, but she slept through most of the fidgeting, slobbering, panting, fits and starts of a terrified dog as each wave of rain passed overhead. Tic finally found refuge with Annie on my daybed where they huddled together for several hours. But ‘Becca da Beagle slept through it all too.

I finally dozed off, only to wake at 4am to turn off the lights. I need to keep them on when lightning is lighting up the windows. Jenna the Moose has epilepsy, and the flashes upset her more than the noise. Turning on the lights mitigates them somewhat.

But I am up, Mr. Bladder has settled down, and the warm coffee infuses my soul as I sit here collecting my thoughts on this Monday.

I need to finish swapping out the tires on between two of my mowers, replace a pinon bracket on one of them, bring one in out of the rain and blow off the mowing debris so that the mower deck doesn’t rust through.

Long term I want to sort the tools in the shed, and get rid of those I will probably never use again. But mostly, it is just to get the mowers all working again.

But I don’t let such thoughts interfere with my coffee sipping.

Good morning!

18 thoughts on “No time for chores …

    Anonymous said:
    June 17, 2019 at 10:27 am

    taking a mower to the shop….it’s beyond me…

      ethansdad1954 said:
      June 17, 2019 at 10:28 am

      don’t know why it posted Anon….I have a page here now…

        Rusty Armor responded:
        June 17, 2019 at 10:29 am

        I had the mower people out here … they fixed everything but the problem and charged the crap out of me. So it will take awhile, but I’ll get ‘er done …

    thehuntress915 said:
    June 17, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Good morning Rusty, I’m sure you tackle your chores with as much gusto as your grass grows!

      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      I dunno … I think the grass is winning … :-S

    Rivergirl said:
    June 17, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Mowers.
    Something always needs to be oiled, sharpened, tightened or cleaned!

      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 17, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      They do. I conclude that machines don’t decrease work … they just let you work faster so you can work more.

        Rivergirl said:
        June 17, 2019 at 3:38 pm

        Agreed.
        Except washing machines. Those things are worth their weight in gold..

    Lia Storm said:
    June 17, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Good Afternoon! I think you should just take a nap today after a night like that 🙂 Oh be sure to Follow ethansdad up there. I am trying to keep him around this place. We bloggers have to stick together 😉

      Rusty Armor responded:
      June 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

      I am up for a nap …
      I’ll follow him as soon as I find him! 😉

    Catherine said:
    June 18, 2019 at 5:24 am

    A day late but I enjoyed this post. Did you say you have a moose? I understand leaving the lights on during a storm. In fact, I’ve been going to bed with a low lamp light on in my bedroom … don’t ask why … I don’t know. Comfort, I suppose. As for cleaning out tools, you reminded me of the tools we had to sort through after Dad passed away. After we took what we could use (or maybe for nostalgic reasons), we called friends to come over and take what they wanted. By the end of the day, everything was gone.

      Anonymous said:
      June 18, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Jenna ‘da moose is a large, white, stray mutt that had been dumped nearby as a small puppy. I had made and empirical order that we would not be getting any more dogs over 25lbs. That cute little white ball of fur grew, and grew, and grew some more. I suspect she is around 85lbs now ..

        Rusty Armor responded:
        June 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

        Jenna ‘da moose is a large, white, stray mutt that had been dumped nearby as a small puppy. I had made and empirical order that we would not be getting any more dogs over 25lbs. That cute little white ball of fur grew, and grew, and grew some more. I suspect she is around 85lbs now

        Catherine said:
        June 18, 2019 at 8:03 am

        Oooooo … 🙂

    Lia Storm said:
    July 3, 2019 at 11:20 am

    I hear crickets here in your house 😉

      Rusty Armor responded:
      July 3, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      Mmm. Wonder if Black Flag will kill them …

        Lia Storm said:
        July 3, 2019 at 12:53 pm

        I think “words” will kill them 🙂

        Rusty Armor responded:
        July 3, 2019 at 12:56 pm

        You mean like *gasp!* actually writing something?
        That sounds like work …

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