Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lessons Learned The Hard Way

  1. If you are allergic to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac and you are clearing a fence row that contains these plants, you will have to visit the doctor for a shot.
  2. Twice.
  3. Even if you wear long sleeves, long pants, and gloves.
  4. If you use your shower scrubby to scratch while showering, it feels heavenly.  But it is not a wise thing to do.
  5. Zanfel and Super Ivy Dry are worth their exorbitant prices.
  6. When you are awakened from a Benadryl-induced coma by the itching, it is NOT a good time to clean up files on your computer.
  7. You will hit the wrong button/not read things correctly and erase very important files.
  8. Thank goodness, I already learned the "You MUST have an external hard drive with automatic daily backups" lesson.
  9. And thankfully, I did NOT learn this lesson personally but it is still a very, very important lesson.  ALWAYS turn off the blade when messing with the mower.  Even if you "have done it a million times".  Or you will spend the day in the ER trying to reattach three of your fingers.
Have you learned any lessons lately?


SusanoftheBox said...

oh no! I am so sorry! I thought I was having a bad day, but now I am just feeling bad for you! I can't quite imagine having poison ivy and no fingers to scratch it! I hope things turn around soon!

The Incredible Woody said...

Thanks for showing me that I left out a very important "NOT" in number 9:)

George said...

I've had to learn the lesson bout poison ivy, oak, and sumac a few times. Actually, I need to learn it just about every year.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well----I try not to get around that stuff --but sometimes you just can't help it IF you enjoy yard work.. We have an empty lot next to us -and who knows what is growing in there????? (OR--living in there?????)

Take care my friend.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You really did a number on yourself with the poison ivy!!! I hope you are feeling better....who did this with the mower blade????

George said...

Yes, I was using a polarizer when I took those pictures of the Painted Desert.

Tammy said...


Desert Survivor said...

Poison ivy is the worst! One of the best things about living in the desert is that there isn't much of it here (or mosquitoes). Good luck feeling better and avoiding it in the future.