Yesterday afternoon I thought I’d head out to the back yard and stick my head in the shed. I just wanted to remind myself of all the stuff I crammed into that thing last fall and hopefully will be able to pull out shortly.
There were the cushions for our lawn chairs on one side while the umbrella for the patio table stood at attention in the far corner. Then there were the assorted lawn ornaments, including my wife’s favorite, the Saskatchewan Roughrider gnome. Not exactly my favorite. There’s something about those little things that give me the heebie jeebies. Then there is the bird bath that keeps a lot of our winged friends nice and cool on a hot summer day.
There was our granddaughters car that they love driving around the back yard. I could actually take that out now and charge the battery so it’s all set for that first day of riding.
It won’t be long before the hum of lawn mowers will be filling the neighbourhood air and mine looks like it’s all set to go. Then, there it was, my favorite toy…my leaf blower. I don’t know what it is about that thing, but I just love playing with it. Max certainly wouldn’t agree with that statement. Whenever I get that thing cranked up Max heads to the furthest corner of the backyard and waits until I’m done blowing whatever it is that needs blowing that day. Wimp.
It’s all there, patiently waiting to see the rays of sunlight, after months locked up in a cold dark shed.
Maybe I’m jumping the gun a little bit, but with the first day of spring just a few weeks away, hopefully it won’t be long before all of that stuff is all set up and ready for another summer.