Now, I don’t know about you but I have a long, long list of “one day” jobs.
One day I’ll paint the fences. One day I’ll pressure wash the pathway. One day I’ll repaint the garage door… you get the gist?
So last week I decided to put this quarantine time to good use and get some of these “one day” jobs done.
First mission – the garden.
My garden is a nice space to be in. It’s got green grass, plenty of space and a wonderful BBQ area that any Brit would be proud of.
But there’s a few things that could do with a tidy up.
For example, a little while ago we had a tree removed to help increase light, reduce the leaves in the autumn and make the garden a little more spacious.
But the stump was still there.
No problem, I thought.
I’m a big lad. I’ll get that stump out in no time.
Now, do you remember the kid’s story about The Enormous Turnip? Perhaps if I had then I’d have known better.
First, I chopped and dug and pulled and pulled – it didn’t budge.
Then I called my son in to help. We pulled and pulled – still no movement.
Eventually, I called my daughter and my wife to give us a hand.
We pushed and pulled and eventually the stump went POP! Freeing itself from the ground- and sending me arse over tit in the process.
As I hit the floor my ribs gave a loud crack.
I’ll be honest. I don’t know if they’re broken (and I don’t intend on risking a hospital trip to find out!) but I’m in a lot of pain.
I’ve learnt my lesson though. From now on, I’m going to stick to what I’m good at and leave the rest to the experts.
So if you’d like a little help in the garden I’m not the man for you – But if you’re looking for an expert to help you move some freight then get in touch!