It's summer, my favorite time of year! I'm not fond of swimming but not against spending time in the water. I love grilling. Well, it may be more accurate to say I love grilled food. My boys do the grilling. I love the sun and warm weather. As soon as the leaves start changing colors I start dreading winter. I despise winter. But today I am realizing the problems of summer. This year the mosquitos are so big and so bad, I can hardly step outside. They swarm to me, 50 at a time! My grass needs cutting but my son insists there is something wrong with the lawn mower and refuses to do anything. And my crawlspace of a basement is full of water from all the rain we had this year. I'm not a handyman and I'm not married and I don't have much money to spare. I'd love to go biking. Lord knows I have about 50 pounds to lose. But my bicycle is broken. The solution is to call my church but on a beautiful Saturday when they are all spending time with their families? I'll wait til tomorrow when I'm at church to ask. It's tough being a single woman. I can't do small repairs that require more than a screwdriver OR a hammer! In the winter, I have too much driveway to shovel and I don't have a snowblower. My neighbor does that for me and I've never asked him to. He just does it. Then we've had problems with the water freezing but I've learned to check the well house first. Usually a piece of the insulation has fallen down and needs to be put back up. Then we just wait for the water to start running again. I wish the current problems were that simple. Disturbing other people's lives with my problems is hard for me. My pastor says, "ASK FOR HELP!" But it's a beautiful Saturday. The basement is the most pressing, then the lawn. The bicycle can wait til someone has time. The problem there is no one has time for us. Pastor wants guys to do several things there for me but no one comes. He says he has to put pressure on them but he wouldn't have to if they had time to do these things. It's so frustrating. I love being single but I hate that I can't do these repairs and things and no one else will.