Yard Work, butt spasms, and tight hamstrings …. OH MY!


The before and after with our helper buddy Collin.

The before and after with our helper buddy Collin.

Yesterday’s yard work uhhh … put a HURT on me! We were so zonked that Mike and I had to stop before we were finished.  Both of us groaning and limping like old people …. wait … aren’t we considered old?  NOPE … that can’t be right.  Lifted weights on Thursday, played with the Bosu Ball on Friday (all day–big mistake), then followed by raking, shoveling, and grading rocks all day Saturday equals one big super OUCHIE to the booty, the back, and the LEGS.  All the squatting and stuff really gets to ya.  They had the wrong size rocks at the landscaping place, and we didn’t want to drive across town, so we got the next size down … so the the dark stuff you see are the LARGER rocks that I prefer not trash.    Oh, well, you can’t win them all.

Second before and after with our helper buddy.  Notice all the leaves and stuff Collin had to wash that and mud off these rocks so we could re-lay them.

Second before and after with our helper buddy. Notice all the leaves and stuff Collin had to wash that and mud off these rocks so we could re-lay them.

Collin groaned and complained a LOT.  He wanted to pressure wash the deck (Which looks super good only I didn’t beat the rain to get a pic of it.) like our older son Will was doing.  It really is handly having a business that specializes in pressure washing.  There is a horrible band of weather moving through the Southern US right now, and only the smallest of the storms drove us in before we were completely finished with our work projects.  Still, we are pleased with what we did get accomplished, even if we are in pain and suffering from the effort.  All we managed today was to throw down the mulch.  I could feel the moisture begin to weight the air down.  I told Mike we gotta hurry because it was about to hit … and we just barely finished throwing the last pile of mulch as the sprinkles started.  Gimping and limping, I popped out between showers to snap a few pics of our handy work.  Just had to share with you the fruit of our labors.

We beat the rain, but didn't have time to do the trim work.  Still ... it looks way better than before.  I was too embarrassed to take a before pic of the top left pic .... way bad.

We beat the rain, but didn’t have time to do the trim work. Still … it looks way better than before. I was too embarrassed to take a before pic of the top left pic …. way bad. Sadly, that is our front yard.  We were surprised we had not yet recieved a letter from the yard police.  I always love the view from the backyard.  🙂

Dirty clothes ... and messy hair.  :D

Dirty clothes … and messy hair. 😀

This is a pic of Tired puppies resting in the bed watching MOVIES as the storms roll in.   Mikey thinks I am sexy with crazy hair ... it is a good thing for him, because I wasn't gonna do a blasted thing to fix it.  ;)

This is a pic of Tired Puppies resting in the bed watching MOVIES as the storms roll in. Mikey thinks I am sexy with crazy hair and no makeup … it is a good thing for him, because I wasn’t gonna do a blasted thing to fix my disheveled self.    😉

Later gators … S

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11 thoughts on “Yard Work, butt spasms, and tight hamstrings …. OH MY!

  1. Looks great! I’m envious that you’ve had good enough weather to do yard work. We’re in New Hampshire and I’m staring out the window at three feet of snow…and now freezing rain. Booo! Time for spring! 😉

    • Well, hope it makes you feel better, but yesterday it turned dark and started raining at 11AM. and is still raining. I am so glad that we have missed out on the freezing rain. Normally we get a fair amount of that at this time of year.

      My Mom-in-law lives in Contoocook, NH. You guys are having it rough up there!! Stay warm and safe.

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