Yesterday afternoon I grabbed my shovel and headed out to the back alley to shovel a path from the fence to the alley so I could roll out my garbage bin so it’s all ready for Tuesday pick up. Surprise! When I got out there I noticed my neighbour had already been back there with his snowblower. Thanks Mike.
One the way back to the house I decided to stick my head into the shed just to remind myself what will be coming out of there in, hopefully, a few weeks.
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 the electric car that our granddaughters love driving around the back yard. It won’t be long before I start worrying about making sure that battery is all charged up and ready to go.
It also 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 the darn dog acts more like a scaredy-cat and 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 over a week away, hopefully it won’t be long before all of that stuff is all set up and ready for another summer.