It’s morning. My schedule says a client’s taxes need to be done.
And another client’s financials need to be reviewed and sent to them.
Neither one is getting done today. I have far more important things to do
so I look at the rest of the week and reschedule both the tax and financials.
Then I can concentrate on today’s number one priority: the backyard.
A day before I had a landscape working crew clearing a good portion of the backyard
and reseeding the grass. They told me to make sure it gets lots of watering.
Sounded simple enough – I can do that.
Not so simple!
Some sprinklers stopped working.
And others are spraying more water into my neighbor’s yard than mine.
That means I need to get the hose out and use it where water doesn’t reach.
I take Flipper and Sunny along with me.
Sunny of course wants to do some “gardening” while Flipper wants nothing to do with dirt.
She is a city girl!
I have enough of their antics and I put them both on a branch of a nearby tree so I can finish watering.
We finally get back inside the house.
But I need to keep an eye on the backyard.
I don’t want the wild birds to eat the grass seeds.
For the obvious reasons.
Plus, I assume the grass seeds contain fertilizer.
And that wouldn’t be good for them to eat.
The birds keep coming.
Red robins, doves, and a whole bunch of other little colorful winged creatures.
(They are used to come here – they get food and fresh water; but now I want them to stay away!)
As a good backyard cop, I keep shooing them away. I can see they don’t take me seriously.
Instead of taking off flying they merely walk farther away.
I literally have no choice but get my dirt-shoes on
and chase after them. As the doves take off they clearly complain!
This one red robin doesn’t want to go away. On a closer look I see why.
So I stand back and let him enjoy the “catch of the day” – a big, fat worm.
Then I shoo him away.
At the end of the day I’m exhausted.
Who knew?! Working on taxes and financials
it’s much easier than chasing wild birds.
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