A couple weeks later, she had flowers and bushes planted all around the cooling system.
My mother was always the one who wanted to beautify the world. The grass had to be evenly trimmed all over the property. She had her elderberry bushes venued perfectly, so she could picked every berry off the bush. She had her lilac bushes surrounding the yard to block out the traffic. They were venued with precision and had she put heads on them, you would recognize they were soldiers standing in a row. They were perfectly laid out and trimmed. When dad put central cooling system into the house, she was aggravated that the AC unit interfered with her landscape. She didn’t care about the system that all of her difficult labor was being marred by the ugly AC unit. Dad asked her if she wasn’t the one who wanted cooling system in our beach house and she said yes. He told her that along with cooling system, there was going to be some changes. One of the changes, and an obstacle, was the outdoor AC unit. She had to put up with it or have the cooling system go away. I could see she thought about losing the cooling system, although she finally succumbed and told him she wanted the cooling system. A couple weeks later, she had flowers and bushes planted all around the cooling system. She had bought a book that told her how to take care of the cooling system unit. When dad told her about the plants, she told him that there was nowhere in the book that said she couldn’t plant near the cooling system. She had made a path between the cooling system and the row of bushes. It had plenty of air space and you could get back to it easily, although she no longer had to look at it.