Not As Hot As Forecast

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012024
 

As often happens, the weatherman was wrong in the forecast for yesterday. He said it would be 88° but it didn’t get that hot, so I managed to get some mowing in during the afternoon.

It’s a never-ending task as fast as the grass grows around here. Terry was going to mow the grass in the front and side yard again, but the Husqvarna riding mower has a flat tire, so I need to find the leak and plug it.

When I was using the bush hog mower that attaches to the back of the tractor a while back, I ran over an area where someone had apparently left some old hay bales. They had decomposed, but the twine that held them together was still there and I wound up getting it tangled around the mower blades.

The mower is big and heavy and there’s no way to get under it sitting flat, so I used the bucket of the tractor to lift one side up and was able to reach underneath and cut away the bulk of the twine. There’s still some left that needs to be cut away, but I need Terry  to be out there with me and a jack stand in place before I crawl under the thing, just in case.

It had sprinkled off and on a few times while I was mowing, and once I stopped it started to come down heavier. That seems to be the forecast for the rest of the week, scattered showers and thunderstorms. I guess we’ll take it one day at a time. I’ve got plenty of writing to do to keep me busy if I can’t work outside.

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And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – To all the people that always said I’d never amount to anything because of my procrastination: Just you wait and see.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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