Saturday, June 21, 2008

Waiting For Darkness

I woke up this morning around 6 AM and found that my contact was irritating my right eye for some reason, so I got up and took them out, then went back to bed.
I woke up again around 8, said, “Nope,” and then went back to sleep until about 9.
After devoting much less time than usual to sitting around doing nothing in particular, I went outside and mowed the lawn. After that I broke out the hose and went around the house washing away some of the accumulated spider webs and various bits of grime.
I then showered, dressed, and headed over to Home Depot. It had been my intention to pick up this little Black and Decker chainsaw that uses the same battery as my other lawn equipment, but Home Depot doesn’t actually sell it.
I’d also planned on getting a shop vac, which I did, and while wandering around I saw these solar-powered LED landscape lights that I’d been thinking about buying, so I picked those up as well.
Once I got home I set up the lights in the backyard. Not really knowing how I was going to lay them out, and therefore not knowing how many I’d need, I picked up a 10 pack. After setting them up I decided that I probably need about 4 more. In addition to the 10 pack, they sell 2 packs (I guess the 1o pack qualifies as Biggie), so I’ll probably go back tomorrow and get some more.
In the meantime, I’m sort of waiting for darkness so that I can see how they look.
Before you applaud my amazingly high levels of ambition today, I should point out, in the interest of full disclosure, that I’d intended to do the mowing and the (low) power wash yesterday when I got home from work, but couldn’t bring myself to bother.
So really, I had two day’s worth of ambition to burn off today.
After I finished with the lights I called Dean to see how he was doing. He said he was sore, and that walking is a challenge, but otherwise he’s doing all right. His pain pills were kicking in, so he understandably cut the call short.
All of my ambition wore off at that point, and though I hadn’t taken any pain pills, I was ready for a nap myself, so I took one.
After about two hours I got up, made myself some dinner, and then sat down to write this.
Anyway, once it gets dark I’ll see if I can get a decent picture of the lights and post it.

1 comment:

Merlin T Wizard said...

Look at big Mr. Homeowner taking care of business! Even with your claims about ambition, I'm impressed.