Four years ago, I was headed for disability. I mowed my lawn in sections over a period of days. I was so exhausted at the end of workdays that I held assignments until I could review them the next day. I often found mistakes.
Three years ago, I was up to rehabbing my garage, but after a few hours' work I felt like I'd been run over. Progress was slow.
Yesterday, though, I mowed the lawn, finished painting the fence, put up a trellis, planted a honeysuckle under it, put down two bags of mulch and two bags of top soil, fixed the gate, touched up the paint on that fence, and painted the Great Stuff on the house. This may be the most I've ever gotten done in one day. For the first time in my life, a long to-do list became a to-done list in one day.
The weather helped: it was 55-78 degrees and not very humid. I took a lot of breaks. But still--I got it all done. I am now beyond back to normal.
Regular readers know I follow Dr. William Davis's program over at DrDavisInfinitehealth.com. I credit his program for regaining my health. (I'm not an affiliate and don't get any consideration for sending people his way.)
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Speaking of gardening, have you seen this year's Chelsea Flower Show? I don't think there's anything else like it: there are hundreds of elaborate gardens and displays in an area the size of eight football fields. A common theme this year is sustainability--or what used to be called weeds and junk. (They call wildflowers weeds in England, just like American lawn care guys do.) I love wildflowers and I'm all for reusing stuff. Keep this in mind as you look at the humble pictures showing what I've been up to this weekend. They might not be impressive, but I'm doing my bit for sustainability.
Others might not like the amount of work it takes to keep up a house and garden, but I am very grateful to have the energy to do it.