Monday, October 25, 2010

Being a Homeowner is not always Rainbows & Unicorns

I used to love fall!  The change in temperature, the beautiful colors.  That was until I spent 7 hours raking and bagging leaves yesterday.  And this was just my back yard.  I ran out of steam before I could finish the front yard.

There are 40+ of these lining my curb at the moment...I hate Fall

Needless to I can barely move!  My lower back hurts, my legs hurt and my forearms hurt!  It is a task I hope to not ever do again...or at least not until next year!  I will be paying a neighborhood boy to finish the front lawn because I just can't do it.

It is times like yesterday that remind me that being a homeowner is not always rainbows and unicorns!  It is hard work...


KT said...

Do you guys have a really big lawn or does your rake stink? We had a horrible rake last year and it made raking take FOREVER. This year we bought a nice one at Home Depot and it actually does its job. Amazing.

The bright side: at least you got a good workout! :-)

Tia said...

My mom has a leaf blower that is more like a leaf vaccum. It sucks up the leaves and chops them into tiny bits. It's SO awesome and totally worth it! You should look into getting one. I think theirs came from Home Depot.