The entire surface of the delightful back-garden patio is now fully exposed to the sun for the first time in a couple of years. I'd started stacking fallen tree limbs in one corner quite some time ago and, well.... There certainly were a lot of them!
Tam and I lifted and hauled, shoveled and hauled, mowed and trimmed the front yard and hauled, picking up more fallen limbs as we went. There is more yet to do, but the patio, at least, is cleared and a canvas dumpster out front is full.
Went to bed sore and tired, slept like a log and woke up with a few lingering aches. On the other hand, I grilled some lovely filet mignon kebabs for dinner last night, which had a wonderfully restorative effect.
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