With all the different kinds of weather this year the fall season is upon us and for the next seven days the weather men are saying we got 100 degree temps for all of those days. I really need to water the lawn front and back but with the heat all day the best time to water is late at night. Rain is something we haven't had very much of lately and the drought of a year ago is still showing in most yards on my street.
I will just have to get up soon real early to get the watering done on my scooter. I bought one of those garden hose you see on TV that recoils itself and weigh a pound. I can handle that with ease. That will be better than having to buy more grass plots come next summer again. I have St. Augustine grass which looks the best to me and I grew up cutting that kind of grass with a real push mower with two wheels. That was work.
Some neighbors on the other end of my street has good looking yards and I keep telling myself I will stop by and ask them what they may be doing that I'm not to get their yard to look so green and good. First of all my yard man is just a cut and bag the grass man. So for the small price he charges me I can't complain. I need a guy that will get the whole yard looking better and attend to everything for me.
Then I hate to hire someone else to do other things to my yard to make it greener and more manicured like the neighbors yards down the street. I have a medium size tree that was planted when I bought the house and I put a rock border around it and flowers inside that to look a little better but my yard man don't set the rocks up if they are knocked down by kids playing or his own helpers move them out of place.
Any yard has to be fertilized fall and just before summer to make the grass greener and rid the yard of ugly spots and dead grass. I have had this man which is my neighbor a few streets over from me since my stroke. I gave the lawn mower I had to my niece since he was doing a good job keeping it cut, raked and bagged up for such a small price. I had just sold my bowling pro shop so money was going to be tight for a time to come and I hadn't reached social security age at that time.
Oh well wishful thinking and who knows what lies ahead with the weather and how the winter will affect us here in Texas. The leaves will start falling pretty soon again and the yard man does rake the leaves and use his blower to make the yard look better.
I read Debbie's post where she has to get out in the yard and get things done that Bruce is not able to do anymore and I understand that. I don't think I could either without my scooter. I bet that would be a good time for Bruce to be out in the yard on his scooter while she is working the yard the way she wants. It does seem like time is flying by lately and before much longer the snow will be upon us in most parts of the country.
I'll just take life one day at a time and see what happens. I will start back to riding my exercise bike and get more active again. Maybe I'll gain a few more pound back but since that slow heart beat thing I had I just slowed down from much exercise. I guess by now I'm back to normal. I really need to start therapy again too since I got my eyes done and can lift over 20 pounds again.
I don't want to get too lazy and stop doing for myself. I cut out walking with the little dog because of the high heat and sun all day long at 100 degrees. We just go to the mailbox across the street and down to the corner stop sign and back on the scooter. She likes to run down and ride the scooter back to the house. Then come inside and drank water. I guess she does get hot with all that hair on her. I try to keep it cut to two inches long but those little dogs got plenty hair.
I bet Ruth knows what I'm talking about since she got one for William that he loves just like I do. She stays right by my side all day to look me in the eyes trying to see if I'm OK. That breed is really personal dogs and she stays right with her little owner at night but when she leaves home she comes in to check on me and lay her head on my shoes beside the bed. Right now she is right under my computer chair as my grand daughter and her mom is getting ready to go some place.
I can't take her with me it's too hot to leave her in the car even with the windows rolled down to a point. Starting next month, 1 September, I can take her into any place with me, no questions asked here in Texas (I don't know about every state) since I'm PTSD disabled by the VA I just have to show my papers only. No questions asked about her or if she is a service animal or not.
She is potty trained so hope I don't have to pick up behind her. I will see that she does her business before we leave the house. You can imagine I'm waiting on 1 September to take her with me in some places I go all the time.
I will report my findings when that part of my life starts in taking her with me inside public places here in our city. We have taken her with us to New Orleans and back so when we make a bathroom stop they take her around the side or back to the grassy area and let her do her thing. She will start to give a little sound when she wants to use it. So far never in the car so that's a good thing.