.... The lawn, that is. It took just over a half an hour for front, sides and back. Again, all credit and praise to those who developed the self-propelled front-wheel-drive lawn mower. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, the temperature in Atlanta is currently 93 degrees with an expected high of 99 today (96 or 97 is the record for the date) and a "feels like" temperature that is currently 104. I have showered. I have roused my wife from her slumber, and we are heading to the pool! I earned it.
Now here's a thought that reflects on laziness (not necessarily mine, but who am I kidding). If we were to devote one hour per day (even on average so as not to have to work it in every day) to working on cleaning or otherwise fixing-up, improving, or maintaining our houses, what would that take.
Let's do the math. One hour out of twenty-four, hmmm, 1/24 = 4.1666... percent.
How can we not agree to give less than 5% of our day to labor around our domicile?
How about less than 5% of our day (one hour) exercising?
How about less than 2.5% of our day in prayer or worship? That's half an hour!
Figure 70% of the day goes to work, getting to work, and sleep (not at work!), that leaves us 30 points for whatever else. 30-5 for exercise -5 for chores, -5 for eating. We still have 15% of the day for whatever else, playing with our kids, talking with our spouse, watching TV, surfing the web... that 15% is almost 4 hours and we still fit in sleep, work, food, exercise, chores and an option for a half an hour of time with God.
What do you think?
(and don't forget in a 7 day week most people have 2 full days off from work, adding 16-18 more hours back into the math)