|I'd like to buy a vowel please.|
I actually take that back.....it pains me to say I am enjoying the A to Z Challenge because it is forcing me to write on a daily basis and I seem to be liking it....or at least my brain tells me I am.
With that off my chest I bring to the table the letter R. I could have written about reefer being 4/20 and all or I could have written about the Red Sox being Fenway's 100th anniversary, but nope I am going to use my letter R on my rash. Yup, you heard me I have a rash. I came in contact with some poison (insert plant here) in my backyard. Also I figured I would do this topic because it seems that the posts I do about my suffering or inflicted pain get the best views, so enjoy!
We have lived in our house for 6 years now and there is a side yard that has had a pile of shit in it from the previous *ahem* owner. Well we are finally getting around to clearing out that side yard to make is useful. We went and bought a Bagster, which is basically a folding dumpster that you call and they take it away and we cleared out the crap. There was all sorts of goodies in there, 6X6's, 4X4's, rusty nails, rotted wood, old siding, insulation and a dead cat. Now the dead cat was there after the pile was put there, I started moving things and found a dead cat under my quad trailer...fun stuff and before you go blaming me, I had nothing to do with it. Oh that reminds me, if anyone is missing a black cat in my area...you can take down the "missing" signs. Sorry.
Anyway, the yard has been cleared of the crap and I started weeding and cutting down trees. Our plan is to level the yard and plant some grass, put up a nice little gate and fence and enjoy more of our outdoor area. I'm sure you are asking yourselves, "But Kevin, what about your rash?", relax I'm getting there, but let me inform you about a few things first.
|This is how I lived 8 weeks out of the year.|
Now that I have painted a mental picture, let me give you some more information now. I have these bumps on my left arm and all over my legs, it is on my back and even on my right elbow. It itches like a mofo! I have used IvaRest the past few days and it seems to help, the problem is it is like calamine lotion, it's suppose to blend into your skin, but I have never seen someone with this skin tone. It looks like I took a few rounds from paintballs filled with Pepto Bismal. I looked this morning in the area I was working and I didn't see anything that I recognized that would cause this kind of torture. I am baffled, perplexed and befuddled. What sort of black magic would cause this?
I did some research and come to find out I do have some type of poison ivy in my yard. Not the normal type you would find.
|Here is the bastard weed...|
Either way, I went to Home Depot to pick up some killing spray. I will find a spray that covers everything that could cause this rash and I will in fact kill it. I am on a mission now and when I am on a mission I see it through to the end. God speed you devil plant.