What a hard day of choring. My first chores of the day, going to CHaRM and Kroger, weren’t too taxing, but my WLF chores were. The initial plan was to do some tree limb cutting, and using Wee Little Chipper to make as many wood chips from my cuttings as possible. At first I also considered chipping the stack of branches on my neighbor’s curb as well, but that plan changed when I realized how much time and effort my own yard would take.
And then before I even started cutting and chipping I decided to try to kill the lower parts of the insidious English ivy that has taken over the sweet gum tree nearest my house. I was able to manage to get rid of the lower four feet, stripping it from the tree and pulling as much root as I could as well; that shit is a royal pain in the ass. I will enjoy watching the vines which still stick to the tree die and slowly dry out.
All of the tree limb cutting required a pole saw and ladder. I had to abandon some ideas when I realized just how high up some branches were, and how much heavier and larger branches are than they appear from the ground.
I didn’t get every chore done before I realized that I had been out for over four hours and was starting to get worn out. I still have some cleanup to do in the front yard, and transplant some blackberry or raspberry plants into it.
The late afternoon and evening were spent recuperating, making some dinner, and then watching YouTube videos before I went to bed at 10pm.
One of the videos I watched was an episode of Hot Ones, this episode was with Dave Grohl. In the interview Grohl mentioned getting hit in the face with a half dollar coin at a concert in Atlanta in 1996. I’m not sure how many time Foo Fighters played Atlanta in that year, but I saw them at Music Midtown around that time. I wonder if that was the same show? Nope, a check of Wikipedia shows that the Foo Fighters performance I saw at Music Midtown was in 1998. Perusing the lineup dredged up a lot of fond memories from that time, and I LOLed when I saw that the three-day pass at the first Music Midtown in May 1996 cost only $30! In 2021 the two-day pass cost $125, before “convenience” charges!!
Today I have a dental cleaning/checkup in Marietta at 1pm, which of course will bisect my day making it difficult to get any big projects completed on either side of my appointment. The weather in Atlanta is supposed to be gorgeous today, so it’s a shame that I can’t take full advantage of that.
It is once again my turn to cook for Betsy. I think that I am going to try to recreate the potato/leek soup I made a few weeks ago (in January perhaps?). The soup was quite tasty then, and I still have leeks in the ground, so I hope I am successful.
I hope that your week has started well, and that you are remaining healthy.
I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts.