|Pats on the head are good
||[Aug. 14th, 2005|04:16 pm]
So many times a big job just ends up being one of those things you check off your list. It's wonderful when the reward for your actions is immediate and impressive.
Over the last couple months, the water flow in the fountain has tapered off to a trickle for the plain and simple reason that there was too much crap at the bottom of the sump, limiting the water flow to the pump itself. Today I vacuumed all that crap out of there. In all, it was a difficult, messy job that required carrying too many heavy and awkward loads, and my back is feeling it.
But when I refilled the fountain and turned the pump back on, there was a surge of water, the flow and splash of the fountain restored to its original state.
It was then I realized that my lack of time in the garden has been due to guilty avoidance of this nasty task much as it has to the fact that Kristi has been doing the bulk of the work and there weren't any other chores demanding my attention.
Excuse me while I go sit in my garden.