For the last three days I have been thinning out and cutting back the 2 large Forsythia hedges. Crawling in, cutting, pulling, dragging to the curb and cutting to manageable length for the city pick-up. Was about done for the day and my back started to hurt pretty much.
Stubborn as I am, I had to finish and then almost did not make it to straighten back up. Now I got what in German is called a "Hexenschuss" - shot by a witch.
Aspercreme, a hot pad and Motrin for the moment, later a bout with the Pilates Performer and I hope I will be ok in the morning. Have to pulverize a lot of leaves.
Found 11 dilapitated nests, got chewed out by sparrows and the mocking bird and the cat gave me dirty looks because her favorite hedge hidingplace has been exposed.