Let's leave it and see what happens
Today we have been doing some DIY as it is a Bank Holiday weekend and that is what you do. (That is the link with the cartoon: Hard hats – DIY. Do you see?) We are of the ‘Let’s leave it and see what happens’ school when it comes to Bank Holiday activity of the…
Today we have been doing some DIY as it is a Bank Holiday weekend and that is what you do. (That is the link with the cartoon: Hard hats – DIY. Do you see?)
We are of the ‘Let’s leave it and see what happens’ school when it comes to Bank Holiday activity of the Do It Yourself variety.
- The windows on the front of the house need painting. We scrape some bits of paint off, but the wood underneath is a bit damp. It has been raining a lot recently. Maybe we should let it dry out. Let’s leave it and see what happens.
- The decking at the back needs painting. But what if it rains? It said it might if we are in the South East, which we sort of are. Maybe we shouldn’t start. Let’s leave it and see what happens.
- The climbing plant that grows over the front door looks like it might be dead at the top. Perhaps we should cut it back. But then again it might come back to life in the summer. Let’s leave it and see what happens.
- Those plants in the back garden are just the one year ones aren’t they? But what if they are the two year ones? Or the three year ones. Let’s leave them and see what happens.
- The gravel in the font garden needs redoing with the plastic sheet to stop the weeds. But perhaps we should do the windows first as doing the windows will mean a lot of trampling around in the front garden. Let’s leave it and see what happens.
- We need to go to the garden centre as we need some gravel and also some plants for the back garden which is looking a bit empty. Perhaps it will be busy though as it is the Bank Holiday weekend. Perhaps it will be even busier on Monday though as that is the actual Bank Holiday. Let’s leave it and see what happens.
[Endnote. I am pleased to report that one of these jobs did in fact get done. But now it is indeed raining so we have come inside to sit down and think about things.]
Congratulations on fulfilling your duty to society on Bank Holiday — it would not be proper to make a list where everything on it could be completed in one holiday day.
I must add however that surely, being the spiritual man you are, that sign should read:
“BELTS, BREASTPLATES, READY FEET, SHIELDS, HELMETS, AND DOUBLE-EDGED SWORDS MUST BE WORN BEYOND THIS POINT.”
On second thought, perhaps the hard hats sign should have an astrisks indicating a smaller sign underneath with the spiritual bit — we can’t negate a traveler’s phyiscal needs now, being mind, body, spirit and all. On third thoughts, the spiritual sign should be exactly the same size and thus take equal presidence… 🙂
I was gonna post something profound and witty….but someone else might do that too and make mine look less profound and witty….so I think I leave it and see what happens. 😉
So love this blog Dave! A real oasis (well….not a real one….cos that would play havoc with my hard drive…).
At first, towards the end of your blog, I thought you were about to announce a contest to guess what chore(s) got done. You didn’t but I will share my thoughts on the matter anyway.
What Dave actually did: Pruned the dead bits at the end of the vine around the door — that would be the quickest and easiest. I hope that if you haven’t yet it will get done soon as some perennial vines need pruning every spring to grow properly. I hope it’s not a climbing rose because if it is its thorns will attack all visitors and should be transplanted to a trellis or arbor to be admired from afar.
What Dave probably should have done if he had the strength for only one chore: lay plastic over the gravel to keep down the weeds because now that it has rained the weeds will have come up fast.
(Freedom Bound: You ended up wittily after all!)
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