I was just outside. It is such a lovely day outside, especially after having rain much of August.
But I can't enjoy being outside right now either. Inside I have a mess but I am able to distract myself from the mess with the television or the laptop. I can't do that outside.
Between the rain and the pain I have been having in much of my body this year, and the fact that I am the only one here to do anything, I have neglected the yard a bit. Okay, I neglected it alot. I really need to get back out there and scoop some poop and also rotted apples everywhere.
I have not been going into the actual yard lately, but today I did, and I realized it reeked of the rotted apples. I am seriously considering to have the apple tree chopped down. Now I do use as much apples as I can, but being crabapples, I can use tons of them and still not use many of them. I tried to get more apples down before they rotted off but it was too painful for me. I tried to clean up one day but my hip screamed in pain.
I have repeatedly sent out requests for help but no one seems to be available to help. I think I'm going out tomorrow to buy an actual pooper scooper so I don't have to bend to scoop the poo and I'll use it for the rotted apples too. Part of the problem is I can't see them either because of the grass. I wonder how much it would cost to hire someone to do it for the rest of the season, then next year start from scratch. (truth be told, I started off well this year. I started off determined not to let it get the best of me but then there were a few days of rain that got me off track and I never found my way back.
It is embarrassing to ask for help. Especially when help doesn't arrive. I think I am going to have to call a professional.
Early in the spring I had the Scoopy-Doo guys come in. It cost 130 bucks ( that's with all the taxes and stuff added to it) come and do a spring clean. They do a weekly clean up too for about 16.00 a week. I decided not to do that because really, if I kept on top of it there'd be no problem. Now I'm wishing I had. I'd have to start again with 130 bucks because there's more than a weeks worth of poo.
I know, gross eh? And it can't be healthy for my dog to be going out there every day. In fact I have not been letting her stay out very long and so she's becoming a bit stircrazy too.
And I haven't been able to walk her much either because of the pain I'm having. And besides that, when we walk, she rarely goes potty on the walk, because, well, we basically taught her not to!
What do I do now?
For the first time in my life, I'm wishing winter would come early, so it would just all be covered with snow so I don't have to deal with it. *tears*