I haven't had a chance to mow yet or even pick up sticks due to my knee rehab. I'm not too sure if I'm going to be able to do much for another month at least. I also might have to skip mushroom hunting this year because I usually wear heavy steel toed rubber boots and also I fall down occasionally anyway. Falling down would be a big no-no right now with my knee still sensitive and needing more rehab. I was released from professional therapy last week and was so glad. Those professional therapist's (mine was a Columbian woman) are similar to boot camp commanders, they train you pretty rough and tough. If you've ever had any therapy, you would know what I mean.
I've had therapy on my shoulder. Therapists definitely believe in the no pain no gain motto. I know there's no hard fast rule that applies to everyone but, based on my personal experience and that of some of my friends, I've come to the conclusion that one of the hallmarks of getting old is apathy. I'm in better health than a lot of people my age, and it's a struggle for me to do anything any more. I wish all I had to do was pretty much nothing. I've been saying for two or three weeks now that I need to service my mower. I noticed yesterday that it has a flat tire on the left front. I'm going to have to take my air tank to Walmart and fill it up and air the tire up before I can get it out of the garage.
I haven't serviced mine either and the wife decide to use it as a catch-all and I have to get her to put her stuff away in order to do it. I would just toss it aside but the hell I would catch isn't worth it. Both my neighbors across the street have already mowed and I can barely get around good let alone mow. I'm trying to get a guy that does my ditch to help clean up my yard so that I can mow some day soon. The wife stays way too busy and my therapy has kept me down and almost nothing has been done. I just get pregnant doged at a lot for complaining about my pain. I know it drives her nuts but a person can't help it. BTW, I bought a compressor a couple of years ago to air up tires and found it to be worth all the money paid for it. I bought the smallest one they had at Sears. I bought an air tank first but it soon developed a leak and soon got tired of driving to the minute mart to air up tires.