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Pats on the head are good [Aug. 14th, 2005|04:16 pm]
Zoethe
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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.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2005-08-14 08:32 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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[User Picture]From: lunarennui
2005-08-14 08:33 pm (UTC)
hooray for a happy fountain! despite the evil that is cleaning said fountain.

you are the winner. or rather, everyone who sees your fountain is a winner, but you are the GOLD winner.
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[User Picture]From: longtimegone
2005-08-14 08:41 pm (UTC)
Good job! I know that makes you feel so much better. And now you can enjoy your garden that much more.

I am working on my laundry right now. I have a horribly nasty habit of washing, but not putting away. I am realyl trying to work on that so that I can, you know, see the floor of my closet and stuff?

Man, it's like I'm 12 or something :))
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-14 08:55 pm (UTC)
I am AWFUL about laundry, particularly once school starts. This year I had Kristi to do it all, so it has been refreshing during her time away to confirm to myself that I can, indeed, keep up on it all by myself. She should be home late tonight, though.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2005-08-14 10:41 pm (UTC)
I know the pain of laundry. :/ What I do is use the laundry to be a once-an-hour study break. That way, I get up from my desk, walk a bit, and move laundry from hamper->washer->dryer->basket. I multitask news/tv time for folding/hanging stuff.

You rock.
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2005-08-15 03:22 pm (UTC)
good for you in keeping up!
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[User Picture]From: yndy
2005-08-14 09:02 pm (UTC)
you ROCK!!!!!

Seriously woman... way to go! :)
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[User Picture]From: ladycathead
2005-08-14 10:26 pm (UTC)
Good job! Enjoy. :)
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[User Picture]From: smldada9801
2005-08-14 10:39 pm (UTC)
Enjoy!

It sounds delightful to have a nice clean running fountain to sit by in this heat.
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From: simplysakka
2005-08-15 03:56 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2005-08-15 03:20 pm (UTC)
congratualtions!.....if you set yourself a maintenece schedule it won't get so bad and doing a litle at a time will keep the water and you both flowing. I do understand about avoidence thought....then again the more you avoid the worse the problem gets....argh
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-15 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I scold myself every single time that if I only paid a bit more attention it wouldn't be such a big job.

Every

single

time....
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