Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Ron Mowing Grass September 2020





On this beautiful first day of autumn here in southern Delaware I mowed the grass.  



I love mowing our grass. This used to be Bill's job since we moved to Delaware from our home in Pennsylvania.  Bill always mowed the grass in Pennsylvania and continued doing so here in our lovely Delaware home. However, this year I had to take over the grass mowing job because Bill is no longer able to do it.  



Bill can't even use my iPhone to take photos or videos of me. I have to get it started and then hand him the iPhone. But I did want to get a video of me mowing the grass on our John Deere zero degree turn tractor. If for nothing else just to prove how I am able to perform such a butch chore. Yes, I'm the homemaker in our relationship. I do the landscaping and take care of the financial responsibilities of maintaining our fantastic home here in southern Delaware. But now I really have to butch things up by taking over many of Bill's responsibilities here around our home. He was surprised when I installed a hand grip on the wall leading to our garage from our kitchen door.  Yes, I did that much to Bill's amazement. Granted I still have a mirror to hang on the wall in our bonus room upstairs.  I just bought a stud finder to help me with that job. I can't do Bill's electrical jobs though. Bill really can't either now that his eyesight is failing and he gets easily confused. 



I'm sure some of you have noticed that I seem hunched over. That's my arthritis that is getting progressively worse. About twenty years ago I noticed that I couldn't stand up straight. Over the years I've become more and more hunched and stiff.  A few years ago when I was shown X-rays my orthopedic doctor had taken of me during my torn quadricep ordeal, he showed me the arthritic buildup at the base of my neck, spine and hands.  Yes folks, I'm OLD.  It isn't going to get any better.  But I'm going to keep moving on, hunched over or not. I still have a few days left. And if they're like today, just a perfect fall day, I will consider myself very lucky indeed.

22 comments:

ItsyBitsy Living said...

Great job of Bill with the camera and you mowing.

Practical Parsimony said...

That is a beautiful yard. How many acres do you have? Well, it is good you have gone butch. Hey, I am a girl and can do those things and I am not butch. I know I am a bit hunched and I hate it.

wcs said...

That's a lotta lawn to mow! Looks great! :)

Vicky in DE said...

ron- you look great! not hunched over at all. I love your yard and it's definitely shows all your hard work and time!So glad to see you posting again!

Anonymous said...

Don't we all love a butch man....Soon we will have to hire lawn boys/men...And that will be an all-new bailiwick...Be well...XO

Travelin man said...

Looking good that you both are outside and about !!

Maria said...

Olá, bom dia. Eu estou fazendo uma campanha para arrecadar fundos para voltar para minha terra. Porque estou com problema de saúde e gostaria de ficar perto da minha família. Desde já agradeço! muito obrigada... E se você puder colaborar clique no link abaixo:https://www.kickante.com.br/campanhas/lupus-fibromialgia-nao-consigo-trabalha

Woody in Ohio said...

Great seeing you both out on such a nice autumn day. The lawn and landscaping looks great! It is a little hard to explain but the chemicals released by freshly mown grass and drying freshly raked hay waiting for bailing is considered an aphrodisiac by many farmers. So Ron, you got it right when you say your feeling it a bit butch. Haha! Google it. Haha! By the way I thought your posture was damn good and you were so steady walking across the lawn. My team of lawn "boys" all hunch over mowing while using the riding mowers. I thought it was a normal thing. Keep safe and take time to smell the fresh mown grass. Cheers!

Jon said...

Your lawn looks gorgeous. I'll have to hire you to come over here and tackle my ten-foot-high "weeds".

pat888 said...

Hey Ron. I want to congratulate you on all the work you do to keep your house and property - beautiful, manicured, pristine. Your neighbours are lucky to have you and Bill. You also help out your two adjoining neighbours when they are away with their mail, walking dogs - and even alerting a neighbour about there kitchen leak. And now you have more to do that Bill is no longer capable of doing what he used to around the house. You are an exceptional man, Ron, so glad you are my friend. Pat

Unknown said...

Some of the best camera work I've seen you post! Haha. Happy that your posting. I found your blog a few years ago when I retired, and enjoy reading your updates, and rants. Enjoy these beautiful fall days, take care. Mike

Ron said...

ItsyBitsyLiving,
Thank you first time comment. I will always remember your name!
Ron

Ron said...

Practical Parsimony, (Linda)
We have just under one acre (.97) which is just right. A "Goldilocks" lot, not too big and not too small. What do you mean I have gone butch? I've always been butch (smile). Seriously though, Bill and I never were into the stereotypical gay thing (swishy). Just being ourselves. The older I get the more hunched I get. Arthritis catching up with me.
Ron

Ron said...

wcs (Walt),
We love our back yard. It's just under one acre (.97). Just the right amount. And I don't have to compete with squirrels or deer, unlike out home in Pennsylvania in which it was a constant battle with the wildlife.
Ron

Ron said...

Vicky in DE,
Thanks for your comment and compliment about our backyard. Oh believe me, I am more hunched back than I used to me. Getting old man. I'll try to post more often.
Ron

Ron said...

VRC-Do You!,
Oh I do love a butch man, especially hired help. I never thought I would hire anyone to help me with our yard work but I had to several years ago. His name is Ferdinand. He does a great job. I just putter around now, I can't keep up with all that has to be done.
Ron

Ron said...

Travelin Man,
All my life I wanted a nice back yard. Having grown up in a second floor apartment, my lifetime goal was my own home with a nice back yard. I love to grow things. Our almost one acre lot here in Delaware was the perfect palate for me at this time of my life. I am constantly working to develpe it into a calming oasis during these trying times we're living in.
Ron

Ron said...

Woody,
Always good to hear from you. You're right about the aphrodisiac of baling hay. I know that smell from my summers spent at a relative's farm. I LOVED that smell. Many of my neighbors here in our development have "lawn boys" mowing their lawns hunched over on their zero degree tractors. I get to mow the lawn again tomorrow. Nice now with the cool fall weather. Not so nice during the heat and humidity of summer.
Ron

Ron said...

Jon,
I would LOVE to tackle your ten foot high weeds in your yards. But then your back yard is providing a habitat for all sorts of interesting insects. Who knows what's in your yards below those monster weeds? (smile)
Ron

Ron said...

Pat,
You're very kind. Much too generous in your compliments of me. I just do what has to be done.
Ron

Ron said...

Unkown (Mike),
Hey! Thanks for your comments. Your comment reminded me that my blog has more followers that I sometimes assume. I now feel guilty I'm not blogging more often. I'll have to get my game up.
Ron

Ron said...

Maria,
I'll have to translate your comments. I don't speak Spanish. Thanks for commenting.
Ron

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