All my life I had heard, and even used, the phrase, “Busier than a one-armed paper hanger,” without having the slightest idea what it meant. I think I was in my mid-twenties before I understood the image conjured by the phrase, that of a man with one arm trying to hang wallpaper. Probably the epiphany came the first time I actually tried hanging wallpaper for myself. Image and comments courtesy ofhttp://weskenney.net/?p=693
Actually my post has to do more with not being busy enough because of not having the use of one arm. Surgery was performed February 14 on my right rotator cuff leaving it pretty much immobile for the next 5-6 weeks and not fully recovered to 100% for 6 months. Yikes, right during peak gardening season.
As I ponder in this photo above to prune or not to prune this Miscanthus now or later, you can see how limited I will be for a while. You ever tried to be a one armed garden pruner? Very slow going. Anyways one arm is better than none. And I can always ask for help from my lovely bride. So I guess that it would begood to spend more time with her in the garden. And I am sure she will be glad to follow my detailed instructions to a t. Ha, ha. I look at the garden and see nothing but projects, projects, and more projects. Ain't going to happen is it? And you know what my doctors are saying: do nothing and heal!
The trials begin......