Even if you think its the greatest idea in the world, don't decide to trim the front hedges during naptime. Especially if you never do this kind of work. Especially if you've got slight carpal tunnell and want to make jewelry in the next few days. Especially if you have to keep up with a toddler in the afternoon.
Yeah I thought this would be a great idea. But then my arms and wrists started crying in pain and I was completely exhausted. Not so great.
On the bright side, the hedges look great.