Pick Your Battles : Leaf Blowers

A couple of Christmases ago, so much rubbish was going on with me that I kind of forgot that this happened, but we’d had torrential rain for quite a while.

On Boxing Day, the field next to my house started to drain in to my garden and was beginning to get close to the doors having already entered my new central heating boiler.  We set up a pump and attempted to move the water to lower ground.  The problem was that the rain was so heavy that we couldn’t move the water fast enough.  At best we were keeping the level constant until the rain stopped.

It was still worth the effort though.  Which brings me to a video of a guy in Jacksonville, Florida.  During Hurricane Irma, he took a leaf blower to the streets in an attempt to blow away water against hurricane force winds.

The guy who took the video also saw this person raking palm leaves during the storm.

I think we’ve all fought losing battles with the best of intentions, but sometimes it’s best to pick your fights.

Do you know what’s worth fighting for
When it’s not worth dying for?
Does it take your breath away
And you feel yourself suffocating
Does the pain weigh out the pride?
And you look for a place to hide
Did someone break your heart inside
You’re in ruins

One, 21 Guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 Guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
You and I…

When you’re at the end of the road
And you lost all sense of control
And your thoughts have taken their toll
When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul
Your faith walks on broken glass
And the hangover doesn’t pass
Nothing’s ever built to last
You’re in ruins

One, 21 Guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 Guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
You and I…

Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home
Did you stand too close to the fire?
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone

When it’s time to live and let die
And you can’t get another try
Something inside this heart has died
You’re in ruins

One, 21 Guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 Guns
Throw up your arms into the sky
One, 21 Guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, 21 Guns
Throw up your arms into the sky

You and I

21 Guns by Green Day

 

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