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Monday, May 14, 2012

First Cut

Back to work.  Why is the weekend so short ?

Sue reminds me that if I don't mow the lawn soon, someone is going to call the town.

Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  The Lombardi's market meatballs are NOT  hit in the Jenkins house.

This day in history "One year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
Even before the U.S. government concluded purchase negotiations with France, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned his private secretary Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, an army captain, to lead an expedition into what is now the U.S. Northwest. On May 14, the "Corps of Discovery"--featuring approximately 45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full journey)--left St. Louis for the American interior."

After dinner I venture out in the wilderness that is the back yard.  I pull the almost 19 year old Honda mower out of the shed, open the air filter compartment, spray in some carb cleaner and pull the cord a few times.  The mower belches out some smoke and starts to run.

I am not so good to my equipment, and the mower is perhaps a prime example.  Maybe a spark plug and a tune up every 7 years or so.  Add some oil if it is low, and I think a new air filter a few years ago.  Honda must make a good, let me re-phrase that, great product.

The first cut makes the lawn look much better...even clover and grass when cut to the same length look good.  I just cant bring myself to fertilize and put weed control 4 or 5 times a year.  I do think I should feed the grass soon...Is it supposed to be green ?  Just kidding.  I will feed it soon.  It grows too fast when you feed it, and then you have to cut it again.

I fit in a 45 minute run tonight before taking a quick shower and watching some mindless TV.

The first cut always smells like spring.

Photo of the day "First Cut"

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