Saturday, April 11, 2009


Yup. I'm a wimp.

By the time I got the shed cleared out to get to my tools and got my work area set up, my toe was throbbing. After padding and taping it, I had jammed it into a shoe. After an hour of hobbling around, it made itself known that it was very unhappy indeed.

I hadn't gone to the trouble though of spending all that time clearing things out and then setting up for nothing. So I soldiered on.

I no sooner laid the sawhorses in the yard than I saw my neighbor turning the corner on his lawnmower. Since he is good enough to cut it, I moved them out of the way.

I took a needed break after which it became clear that I could NOT put that shoe back on. Once out of the shoe, it actually did feel better. So, I walked on the back of the shoe the rest of the day. It was slower and required a little more caution, but it worked!

The mother was lecturing me the entire time but it was such a lovely day! How could I possibly not try to accomplish something? The weather is so fickle, I thought it best to get somewhere rather than nowhere. And, so here is where I got.

I finally gave in and called it quits. I swept the driveway (where the neighbor had thrown grass all over the place), cleaned up my mess, put everything away and then came in and ate. The mother made a pot of stew that was twice as good as it looked and it looked great!

Not exactly a stellar opening to this new season of "Pimp My Shed" but I guess it's better than nothing. We'll see if I can resume tomorrow!


Jayne said...

I say, NOT a wimp! A wimp would've sat on the couch all day with her feet up & done nothing. You made some progress, even if it's not as much as you wanted.

Anonymous said...

I understand you're straining at the leash to get back to your projects, but PLEASE...take care of yourself! That foot sounds painful! Don't push it too much...okay?

The shed will always be there. (:

NV said...

Jayne -- Thanks! OK. TODAY I was a wimp.

Star -- Thanks! You'd never think something as insignificant as a toe could cause so many problems!

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