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When The Unexpected Becomes The Expected

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You Have Got To Be Kidding Me

I know it's summer

With it comes bugs and rodents

Also beautiful birds and chipmunks and squirrels

Sometimes deer or a woodchuck

This year it is all of them at once

I go out to enjoy the yard

There I see a woodchuck running across the grass and under our shed

It was just last week I put up some hornet traps

Sixteen hornets down and fifty to go

A few days ago my wife caught an ant climbing the curtain

I sprayed ant killer all around the house for the second time

This morning I was down the cellar

Going to put a load of laundry in

There was a half dead mouse

Wobbling back and forth

I felt sorry for him

Then he just fell over and died

I put some decon (mice poison) just incase

Around the outside of the house

Then a couple of traps in the cellar

They can come through the littlest opening

My wife and I have been busy putting a few tomato plants in pots

We will see how that goes

I bought a used electric weed wacker some people call it trimmer

Twenty-five dollars and it works like a charm

My wife said for Father's Day would you like a yard trimmer

For the price of a little over a hundred dollars

They look awesome

I would always use an old fashioned sickle

Good exercise for the hips and arms

The grass is getting high in certain areas

I just don't have the time

So I said thank you but no thank you

Then we we went to our local restore

Where they have lots of tools and second-hand things

I looked around and it wasn't long before I found a few things I instantly liked

I bought an old sander for ten, A jigsaw for thirty and a weed wacker for twenty-five

And six drill bits that look like new a dollar each

For seventy-one dollars I got so much more for my money

With some leftover and we went out to eat

I not a big tool person

I am a simple smart shopper

Trying to get a little more bang for my buck

I don't need the fastest and best

I need something that works and does the job

Now I am busy moving beautiful wildflowers to a different area

Years ago I planted them in the front yard

They looked great but because they are so invasive

The roots got down into a sump pump that we have

Five-hundred dollars later

The repairman said

If I was you I would take those flowers out of there

Their vines go long and deep

This is how something so nice

Can be a kick in the pants

So I decided to move them to another part of the yard

Away from any danger

I call it a wildflower relocation program

In a safe zone where we both can exist





Comments

DREAM ON (author) on July 21, 2020:

Audrey Hunt I keep trying to do make small changes around our home and make it nice and beautiful and fun. Then with the outdoors, there are bugs and animals. I learn as I go. Sometimes the hard way. If I don't do it right at least it makes for a laugh. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. We are all safe and healthy. How are you? With so much going on so many people are out of work and making many changes to their lifestyle. I am a cook and we have to wear a mask constantly and it is not the best fun I have had in the heat. I guess we all have to learn to adapt. My wife is working from home where we use to commute together. Wishing you and your family great health and happy day.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on July 20, 2020:

A wonderful, descriptive poem! The way you share portions of your life through poetry is marvelous.

Stay safe and blessings to you and yours.

DREAM ON (author) on July 01, 2020:

Chatra Ram Through each poem I tell one more story about my life. Hoping it can help other people bring out the best and enjoy their life. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Hubpages writers are one big family. Always helping each other in their thoughts and their suggestions. Have a great day.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on June 26, 2020:

Nice bro.........!