Leafblowers

A bunch of stuff has me irritated today. Then, this thing with the leafblower just sent me over the edge.

Picture it:

It’s sunny, relatively warm(ish) and very, very windy. My 13 pound pooch feels like he’s airborne half the time. That’s how windy it was.

Do not ask what my hair looks like. I forgot to tie it into a pony tail and now I look like…well, you’ll never know. Because there is no photographic evidence. Ha. πŸ™‚

Anyway.

I’m walking along trying to keep the dog from flying off into the blue sky when I hear this irritating noise that leafblowers make.

I’m thinking, I must be mistaken. No one in their right mind would use a leafblower on a windy day like today, right? I mean, even raking with a traditional rake would be futile.

Evidence:

He was using a leafblower.

The leaves he blew away with his stupid battery operated piece of machinery didn’t go where he blew them, but everywhere else. Or, they would as soon as he thought he was done with that particular area. I turned a couple of times to see if he noticed how ineffective his efforts were, but he didn’t seem particularly perturbed.

He didn’t stop.

?

Maybe he was bored and this gave him something to do…

Still, the extended neighbourhood got to listen to the stupid motor thingy running endlessly while he uselessly blew piles of dead leaves all around the lawn.

πŸ™„

There you go. You got two blog posts out of me today. Not very worthy ones, or intelligent ones, but two.

You may be interested to know that I have booked a massage for later today. May as well go shut the world out for a bit, and relax. My neck and back need it, and so does my brain.

You’re welcome. πŸ˜›

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15 thoughts on “Leafblowers

  1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I think I’ll wash my windows in the rain next time, the wind helped this guy with the blower as the rain will help me as I won’t need to use the jet wash! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†

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  2. I was thinking the same thing today as I was walking the pug in the early morning misting of rain. I heard a whistle and saw that annoying dog walker with the two huskies who try to get the pug and head directly toward us each morning and it looked like he was cleaning his gutters. I asked my husband, “Who would clean their gutters on a day like this?” His response: he might have a leak in the house and have to repair it. Ok. One never knows the reason behind but it most likely given the owner of the blower a sense of accomplishment or he likes to ruffle your feathers. Enjoy your day!

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