I am happy to help out my friends and neighbors with rides and childcare. It makes my life easier as the kids are less demanding of my attention when there is a friend around.
I like to help people and for the most part, I never truly expect any repayment. I like to do things for the sake of doing them.
But in light of what happened yesterday, I may have to call in a couple of "you owe me's"
Ya'll are going to have to come and toilet me while B is at work.
Well, it's almost that bad.
I was working the bees for this woman. It's a nice little side job, I like getting paid to do something I love.
I was picking up a box and twisted wrong.
The thing that sucks is that when you are in the middle of it, you can't stop. You absolutely have to put the whole thing back together and be finished.
My lower back is a writhing mass of discomfort, with pain shooting down my leg and my arthritic hip chiming in to boot.
Happily, after completing that last inspection, all three hives I look after are all ready for Winter.
Everyone is looking good, and it's been a good year for me, although the season started on a very crappy note.
No more lifting heavy boxes of stinging insects.
With the exception of a possible move of my smaller hive to my home.
B can do the lifting if we go through with it.
(crossing my fingers fervently)
Hopefully I can try to rest and get better.
I hear that bee stings are good for muscle aches.
I am considering taking a trip out and dropping my drawers in front of a hive in the hope that a bee will oblige me.