I unexpectedly received a new “toy” today! By some standards it would not be considered a toy. And, by other’s standards, it might not cause excitement. But, I was excited when my husband when to the hardware store for supplies on our remodel and he returned with a Black & Decker electric weed eater/edger called the GrassHog XP just for me. Maybe it’s because we are going to do yard work tomorrow on our massive backyard and I made the comment that I would like an electric weed eater as opposed to his gas-powered one that I can barely lift. None the less, I was still surprised!
I was so excited that I could not wait to use it. As soon as I finished the painting that I was working on, I took it out of the box and got busy. The wonderful thing about this is that tomorrow when we do our yard work, we will have a head start. I got the back yard completely edged. The cons to my adventure are that my pointer finger and thumb on my left hand are completely numb and have been this way for several hours. I guess this is from the vibration of the edger. I also endured an injury. Something, I am guessing a stick, rock, or pecan shell, flew up and struck me on the forehead above my left eye. It stung so badly and felt wet. I don’t really like blood, so I was a bit scared. Of course head wounds bleed worse than what the actual cut is sometimes. I have a small cut, tiny really, but it gave me a scare. I sure am glad my two year-old was there to be my nurse. I was at least offered some sympathy and a princess band-aid.
Despite the numb fingers and the blood, I am still excited about my new toy!