Yesterday afternoon, I worked around the deck, clearing vegetation (our weedeater died the death five years ago, so...you can imagine). We've had a week of daily rain, so the ground was soft, muddy, and mucky. Lots of bugs and other critters have made their home in the rotting vegetation, so...instead of getting down on the ground, I bent over, leaned over and twisted around, and stuck the snippers under the deck, cut the stuff, then hauled it out. Still bent over, still twisted around.
My back started screaming at me after less than twenty minutes, so I quit and came in.
It is no better, now. In fact, it's a little worse. I move my arms much, my back screams at me. I try to stand up, and it takes half a minute to straighten up. I hobble instead of walk.
Next time, I'll take a bit of the ground cloth we got, put it down on the ground, and lay on it to shove the shears under the deck. If I don't, in fact, simply take a sledgehammer to the whole thing and have done with it.
1 hour ago