Spring has arrived and so has the work load. I get tired and achy faster, but even this has been getting a bit better. Taking a bit longer to get achy. But I keep doing chores and jobs to get things done. Ibuprofen helps on the really achy days.
The garden is in. It is struggling with the lack of rain. Watering has to happen to keep things alive. Rain would sure be appreciated. I hate putting in the work only to see it dry up and die.
I've been up and down a ladder a number of times. I do set, reset, and reset again to make sure that ladder goes no where while I am working on top. I've put the cap on our chimney, took down winterizing, replaced blown off ridge cap pieces on our garage, helped get our window air conditioner put in, and trimmed a few tree branches. All done safely and securely. I needed each success to gain back the confidence the accident took away.
Sub has been helping more than most years. He helps plant and weed the garden. Hands me stuff when working on projects. Fixes things that get broken and has helped make a few projects a reality. Helps secure the ladder too. It is nice at times, but unusual at other times. I sometimes like my alone time.
I need to work more at reaching above my head. That is my area that is lacking. I can swing a hammer(did that without thinking about it first), shovel, and hatchet. So some of my action, muscle movement is there. It just needs to be strengthened.
I will not let this beat me or redefine me. There is too much that needs to get done.