Todd’s Take: The Painful Country Memory
Oh, memories. As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, a memory from 2019 popped up. It was a picture of my wife's "red-necked cleats" as Timmy jokingly calls them. I remember that day, it was a pain in the butt, and reminded me how we live in "the country". My wife and I had a new home built in East Valley and moved into our new abode at the end of March in 2019. We had yet to landscape as we were waiting for summer to roll around.
In the meantime, pesky weeds had sprouted up and we were trying our best to keep them from taking over and shooting weed seed into our neighbor's newly sodded yard. You know, new neighbors, don't wanna be THAT GUY on the block. Well, my wife tore out a bunch of overgrowth and subsequently had her tennis shoes covered in something that only those who live in rural areas are far too familiar with - those dreaded goat heads!
On the plus side, she didn't have to buy a pair of cleats! The downside, she missed a couple (or it could have been me), and dragged them into the house. If you think stepping bare foot on a LEGO is bad, you know nothing! How bad did it hurt? Let's just say, just the picture of the shoes, brings back the memory of the pain as well as the cavalcade of cuss words that came out of my mouth at 4am in the morning when I walked to the bathroom.
Thank goodness, we have grass now. If you need to get rid of this pain in the foot, check the video out below.