This will be the shortest article I’ve ever written here due to the title of this piece.
Bad news: I’m afraid of heights, I had no proper work shoes, don’t do wood saws, and had no one watching me in case I fell off the roof.
Other than those things, all I have to show for yesterday is a nicely trimmed tree, burned feet–man, that roof was HOT!–and a sprained elbow. Icing it now, which is why I can’t write much.
Wisdom: NEVER climb onto the roof of any house without a cell phone, or a neighbor watching out for you, especially if you’re as inexperienced at tree trimming as I am. Always wear shoes, not sandals, not bare feet, when you’re working in the garden or in the trees. Never work in the heat of the day. If and when you do these things and suffer for it, make sure your ice bag doesn’t have a leak and that the water you drink to replenish your fluids isn’t too cold. Oh, and if you decide to pull weeds instead of using poison (I prefer the exercise) wear gardening gloves. Tumble weeds can bite.