Today, my wife took me to our Church early in the morning because it was Team Six's week to mow the 5 acres of our land. I enjoy these outings because the Church has great mowing equipment and it is fun to mow the back 40! But today, something new happened.
I was mowing back and forth in the back property of the Church. I was mowing around some mature trees and I got confused as to which line of trees I was mowing. So, I went to the next tree which was the wrong row. I actually got LOST, mowing a big lawn!! It took me a few minutes to know I was lost and even longer to find where I was mowing. So, there were 54 inch mowed paths that went in circles and lines going no where until I figured out where I originally was.
I was laughing at myself, almost uncontrollably! Now, while this is not a life threatening situation, it is a good example of how easily I get disoriented. Something as simple as mowing in a straight line with a row of trees as a guide was completely beyond my, now reduced, mental ability. This is why I never go anywhere alone and why I feel so frightened when I am home alone. I never leave the confines of our home when my wife is out.
Again, I was not frightened today. Instead I found my situation funny! But, I also understand that what I used to do is now very difficult for me. Another lesson from Mr. Lewy.