Yeah, this is my bi-post-enial. At present my life has been reduced to nurturing grass seed. The landscaper told me that all I have to do is water the seeded areas for ten minutes twice a day. Anyone can do that, right? Well, to hit all the areas throughout my lawn that need this ten minute treatment once takes UNDER FIVE HOURS. It’s quite a workout where for each section I have to:
hear a ten-minute timer go off
go down the steps of the porch (five steps)
position and adjust the sprinkler
walk up the steps of the porch (still five steps)
set a timer
do something for ten minutes
rinse and repeat all day every day
This sequence takes more than ten minutes. It involves sit-ups (getting up from the couch and pausing the TV) and deep knee bends (getting the sprinkler just right). It takes time for me to focus and start doing something in the meantime and once I get into that something the damned timer goes off. It’s like every time someone goes into REM sleep they are forcibly wakened. This is killing me! I have to do this every day for three weeks.
I’m getting a lot of exercise from this and all I’m doing is watering the grass! A physical trainer once told me while rehabilitating the foot I almost lost that it doesn’t matter how long it takes to go through my exercise routine so long as I eventually do the reps within a single day. The soreness from the first day of doing this is testament to the “grueling” routine I am now doing, ten hours each day.
I do have a new hose this year that I’d like to do a brief article on next time. And I broke our sprinkler and after heavily using it during last year’s drought and now with this new more strategic routine I knew what features I wanted in a “good” sprinkler and that will be another article. Lastly, I found a new timer app for my computer that is both novel and highly useful.
So there is my short-term blogging routine going forward. Meanwhile, I’m praying for rain.