It’s been a while since I have lifted any significant weights, two weeks maybe a little more. So, yesterday I pulled my barbell and bumper plates out and I did a wod(work out of the day) with deadlifts and dus(double unders). It felt so good to be doing something and to be lifting heavy. I absolutely love lifting. It makes me feel capable and that’s a good feeling. I woke up this morning and I was a little sore. Not like wall ball sore, there is no other sore like wall ball sore. They make me waddle like a duck. Stupid exercise. Anyway I decided to tackle an outside project. I woke up to a chilly morning, like 60 degrees and a down right glorious day. I opened all the windows and set my sights outside.
Looking at these pics reminds me of how much there is to do to this house. Step by step.
There was a paver wall that ran along the front of the house containing what was a pretty pathetic garden. A couple bayberry bushes, a couple crepe myrtles and a teeny tiny rosebush. I hate straight lines mainly because I can’t draw them but there really isn't much by the way of straight lines in nature. Nature is curvy and sexy. Curves please the eye, gives them a place to wander along. So I started dismantling the wall and carrying the pavers to the backyard, up over the shit mound and to the spot I was going to build a fire pit. Guessing I think the pavers weight about 20 pounds a piece maybe a little less, either way I could only carry two at a time. I made 8 trips and I was sweating and breathing heavy. Talk about functional fitness. I really enjoy manual labor but, this was going to take me FOREVER so I sent my new neighbor Grace a text asking if she had a wagon or cart of some sort to make my work a little faster. Well, she showed up with her husband Matt and their lawn mower with a cart on the back! Yes! We loaded up the cart three times and they were all moved. He even killed a spider for me. Talk about good neighbors!
After we built the fire pit I had a bunch left over so I decided to do a little ring around the garden. I’m not exactly happy with it but I think once there are flowers in there it won’t be as obvious. I also want to do a little patio with flag stones. One step at a time…