Wednesday, May 6

Yard work and video game system

Have gotten most of the yard mowed. Did a lot of it yesterday even though the grass was wet from rain from Monday. Don't know if it was because the grass was so tall and wet or because the mower blades need sharpened, but I had to mow just about every area twice just to make them look relatively even. I told myself last year that it, the grass, didn't have to be perfect so I could therefore mow faster. But there is that part of me that just likes things to look good, rather than as if they were done half-assed. You know, just like the saying says, "If you're going to do something, you should do it the best that you can." I personally think that's a good way to do things, like you take some pride in what you do.
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The Wii game system that the kids saved money for months to buy, came today via a Fed-Ex delivery truck. We went into Buffalo and got a few male-female 3-plug adapters to hook up both the Wii and the Digital Converter box to the same television so that you can have either on, without having to disconnect one and plug in the other. We got back around 4:30-5 p.m, hooked it up, and we've been taking turns ever since (now it's 7:22 pm). All the sports game are fun, although I have personally only played tennis. The kids have each played each several times. It came with baseball, tennis, bowling, and golf. When they (Rain and teen girl) ordered on-line, they ordered an extra game, which didn't come today. Probably within the next few days if not tomorrow. Bottom line: It's a great investment as it gets the kids doing something besides just sitting in front of a TV or computer using their fingers. Hopefully they will eventually get into better shape, as Rain and I hope to do as well. Although today was originally a non-computer/video game day, we're giving ourselves a pass because of the long wait on the new system. Next Wednesday though we'll not have video games or computers on all day.
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We did plan some work today though. Added water to the pool, and Rain & I skimmed some of the green goo off the top of the water. I cut the lower branches off of a Poplar tree in the front yard and we had the kids drag the branches (6 or 7) to the brush pile. Rain cut some of the Wisteria on the fence a little ways from the pool where the Bamboo plant is, so that it (Wisteria) didn't over crowd the bamboo. Had the kids haul all of the whacked-off Wisteria to the burn barrel, and I burned it with the trash I took out later. Wisteria, if you just throw it in a pile will re-root from the cuttings and continue to sprawl quickly from there. Hence why we put the cutting in the burn barrel.
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And that's been our day thus far.
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4 comments:

Lee said...

Sounds like fun. I actually (hits self on head) turned down an offer for a Wii system a couple yrs ago. Kirsty's bro wanted to get it for the kids. I said we all ready had a Nintendo ds, a Play station and an X Box and I would really rather not have another danged vid game coming in. Did I say hits self on head???? LOL

Rambleman said...

Yeah, seems like you may have mentioned that. I understand though. We have several systems as well, but the Wii can actually make you move around :-)

lovelife said...

I just love my wii its alot of fun when I first got it I even hurt my arm playing baseball and darts lol

Rambleman said...

All of our arms are a little sore today. The kids' arms more so since they played more games.