Why I Shouldn’t Do Yardwork

Ok, sit down. Seriously, because you will have a great laugh at my expense.

We have an alley that runs the back of the house and goes all the way down the block. In past years, we were one of the few who actually mowed it. This year I said screw it, and we let it grow. However, we are now having an issue with an animal using our backyard as a toilet, so we decided to cut it down back there. Now the grass is super tall. Like Madison height tall if it hadn't flattened onto itself. It was too tall to actually use the lawn mower on it (because I tried). It was decided to whack it with the weed whacker. I was trying to help Bill out yesterday, so he didn't spend the day outside back there.

Now, let me start by saying that I have never ever used a weed whacker in my life. Never. So whacking grass as tall as my 5 year old was probably my first mistake. It was hard work. Then all of a sudden the weed whacker started making a strange noise, and I knew it wasn't working right. I yelled for Bill to come over and check it out. I figured I broke it. What I didn't count on is that the thing was smoking. Literally smoking. A lot. Bill started pulling grass out of it, but it was so hot he was burning his fingers trying to do so.

Now, at this point, after I saw the smoke, I slinked away. 🙂 I know when I need to in the house and get something to drink. I only had a small section left at this point, so when I was finished with my can of Mountain Dew, I went back outside and finished with the lawn mower.

I don't know if flames were actually seen or if the weed whacker even works anymore. I do know that I shouldn't be allowed to do yard work anymore. What do you think? LOL

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Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Loretta

    LOL you broke the weedwacker. If it makes you feel better I'm not allowed to mow grass or hang curtains :-p

  2. Karen

    Ha! that is so funny. I used our super fast mower yesterday. I swore I would never get on that mower. It is too fast for me! What I will do to get a suntan.

  3. I absolutely hate hate hate yard work. I'd happily live in a condo high rise in the middle of the Chicago Loop.

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