Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Preparations For Hurricane Hanna

My preparations for Hurricane Hanna consisted of mowing the yard. Yep, that's pretty much it. If anyone has read a previous post, they may get the idea that I don't really care to mow the yard, and they'd be right.

In fact its really a mistake to call Patti Anne & I have a yard. It's more like a field. In fact it is a field, a large field and I mowed the stupid thing last week. It was just getting back to the point that a resonable and prudent person may consider that it needed mowing again. I generally like to let it go another week or so after that point. But not this time. If Hanna hits where they think its going to hit, we're going to get a lot of rain - like from Friday to Sunday. The grass is going to love it, soak it up, and grow and grow. And, in humidity ridden North Carolina, it will never truly dry out, at least not until December or so. So I will end up having to mow a wet field. It's tricky enough when it's not wet. I have to dodge some large trees, keep from rolling down some steep hills, and try not to get into places I can't get out of. It's enough of a technical challenge without adding the possibility of choking the old John Deere to death into the mix.

So I sucked it up and mowed. Looks pretty nice, actually.

8 comments:

Patti Anne said...

Oh, my great courageous lawn warrior!

shien said...

I read a lot about Hurricane, I hope everything will be okay for you and your family, take care.

Dori said...

Stay safe and I hope that Hurricane Hanna passes you by.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Thank you all (all you all?) for your comments. We live over 300 miles (482.80 kilometers - I looked it up) from the ocean. I expect we'll get a goodly amount of rain, and maybe some extra wind from it, but nothing dangerous for us. Of course Ike is on the way, so that might be interesting.

Lucky Girl said...

Mowing is not fun. That's why we have children. ;)

A Valdese Blogger said...

Ah, lucky girl, a valid point. However, my pore ol' young'un's all growed up & moved on. My years of lawn mowing freedom have come to an end.

Christina the coffee lady said...

Hello ~ fellow North Carolinian! Hanna didn't have too big a punch in Four Oaks... We did get 4.2 inches of rain at our homestead. The chickens didn't like it but they survived! The afternoon turned out rather nice! Take Care! Christina

A Valdese Blogger said...

Hi Christina the Coffee Lady: Here in Valdese we didnt get a drop of rain. (nary a lick, as they'd say back home). Mowed the yard for nothing. Ratz. Glad you got off relatively easy.