June 6 – Something You Have Forgotten
aka. Post 6 of Those 30 Posts in June Blog-Every-Day Posts
There was a stretch of time not too long ago, but then again it seems like forever, when every other weekend was filled with some little yard project. We built a deck, a shed, a garden, a fence, a swing set, a bunch of flower beds, edging, and I’m sure a dozen little other things that have all added up to create a pretty cool little backyard.
But lately it’s all just maintenance.
I got home from work this afternoon and my neighbours were extending their deck by an extra two meters. Being neighbourly I loaned them a tool they were missing… which led to helping haul some of the lumber to the backyard… which led to pulling a few screws from the original section of the deck… which led to spending three hours in their backyard drilling screws into the planking of the deck.
Eventually the storm rolled in and we packed up faster than you probably would have thought possible. But as I sat down to write this post it occurred to me that I’ve kinda forgotten –and not necessarily in a good way– that satisfaction that comes from some good ol’ manual labour in the backyard on a summer evening.
But that’s not an open offer, by the way…
Photo by Kim A.