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Sending a memo to myself
Dear Self.....at your advanced age ;), do NOT lift and carry anything that size again.
Do you know how much a rain soaked bag of shredded cedar bark mulch that will cover 3 cubic feet weighs? Huh, Huh, do you?
I don't know for sure either, Randy guesses about 45-50 pounds. All I know is this old back should not have been in any way involved in the lifting of three of them this afternoon. There was a nice young man at the garden center who helped Randy put them on the cart and then went out with us and helped load them into the truck....I really should have bribed him into coming home with us to help me carry them to where they would be used.
I guess this means I will making strawberry jam tomorrow instead of working in the yard. The Driscoll strawberries are in the stores, minus the two quarts that are in my refrigerator and we are out of jam.
Of course, that depends on whether I can get out of bed easily in the morning. If not, then I will prop myself up on the couch with the heating pad and a stack of books waiting to be read.
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I know how you feel. After Wednesday and Thursday, I ached all over. My son looked at me strange when I stood up and said, "Work, knees!" They wanted to buckle. My back didnt want to straighten up. Getting old is not for cowards. dooley
Ouch I hope it feels better real soon Toni ;) Wet bark mulch has a tendency to become a 'bit' heavier when wet!
I save my tough chores for the week ends when I've got a young man that joins us. He is developmentally disabled, but man, can he lift, shovel, haul. He loves helping and likes the positive attention that comes with it too. Since he lives in a city apt during the week, coming to my place out in the country is a treat for him. I just keep a TO DO list for him during the week & we tackle the heavy jobs together.
I hope your backs feels better!! The strawberry jam sounds wonderful!! I'm allergic to strawberries, so plum jam is what we have to eat at our house!!
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