I have a few sore muscles this morning. Yesterday was a day to get some things done. As I was going out to the mailbox I noticed all the leaves that had accumlated in the ditch along the lower part of my driveway. Those have now been raked over to the other side of the driveway and the ditch is clear so the water can run freely to the drainage pipe. Next came the overflow pipe in the pond. I had to put my waders on for that one. The water was about 24 inches over the pipe which was covered and blocked by dead water lily leaves and stems and various and sundry other plant life as well as a good sized rock (have to wonder how that got there). I spent about 30 minutes just getting water flowing through the pipe. Couldn't reach the debris without freezing my arm so I came up and had lunch. Went back down and worked on getting more holes poked in the debris. A couple of hours later I decided that I would have to wait until the water had gone down enough for me to get to the debris so I could clear it. That means I'll have to go down there again today. And of course it rained last night and may rain again today. At least I can see the white PVC pipe again from the kitchen. So, I have a few sore muscles this morning. Just means I need to get off my butt more and work outside, I guess. Think I'll wait until it gets a little warmer first.
Y'all have a productive day and remember: life is a four-letter word.