Self-Portrait : 09-24-10
I suffer again from respiratory discomfort - not yet to the "distress" level. This time, I think it's allergies, or a combination of germs and ragweed, but to be on the safe side, after self-medicating and staying in bed for a couple of days, I visited my physician yesterday afternoon. $338 later, I had undergone an X-Ray of my sinuses (slightly infected), extensive blood analysis (I still have a bit left), a steroid injection and two prescriptions. I'm still alive today, and feeling somewhat better, thanks be to God.
All that as it may be, I felt I had to mow the raggedy front yard today. It's supposed to rain a bit for the next few days, and I was sprinkled upon as I was bringing the mower into the back yard, which put an end to my mowing. Besides, I was ready to give it up; breathing through one of those Maxi-Masks can be hard work.
As I think I may have mentioned in an earlier post, our city gub'ment is quick to send hateful letters to folk who let even one solitary patch of grass exceed 8" in height, and threaten to come mow your property and send you a bill unless the "problem" is taken care of immediately. I think I shall apply for a job in that department (the sussing out of unkempt yards, that is), as I have seen several yards in my vicinity in DIRE need of a good mow. Those folk are either exempt from city harassment, or they just ignore the epistles. I haven't seen any city workers out with their mowers on those properties. Can we say "discriminatory practices?" Or do the powers that be only send letters to the folks they know will comply, even if they're 100 years old with one foot in the grave?