It's amazing how fast your priorities change. Yesterday afternoon I had every intention of working in the back yard today. Then, about bedtime we discovered that I had a major issue with our sewerage lines, so this morning before full daylight I went out and diagnosed the problem, then called elder son who does this type work for a living. By nine a.m. we had rented a Ditch-Witch and opened up the yard, then commenced to replacing sewer line. As good as the machine was, PawPaw spent most of the morning in the hole, ripping out old pipe and replacing with new. I was probably in-and-out of the hole thirty times, doing all the things necessary to make sure that water can flow downhill. Two trips to Lowe's, muddy from head to foot with the type of mud that you really don't want to analyze.
It's amazing how quickly your priorities can change when the commode won't flush and the bathtub won't drain. Somehow, the growing grass in the backyard pales to insignificance We finished up about 2:00 and I took another half hour to wash the rental machine. Then PawPaw took a long hot shower and on clean blue jeans. A quick nap, and it's now 4:00 and the grass in the yard will have to wait another day or so.