With that said, here's another whole category that begs for at least a small whine:
Alternate weather! (It's my current reality, Reader Dear, cannot be ignored!)
No sooner does the Yard Man go out of town for several days, than the weather turns white and furious! The weather cares not a whit that spring has so recently sprung! It completely disregards the fact that I have visited a gardening center and carried home potted sunshine to enhance my flower beds (though, thankfully, the flowers can wile their time inside and bring me degrees of happiness as we wait out the storm!)
The snowstorm laughs in my face, taunting me with the fact that the Yard Man is not around to do the shoveling and shore up my shriveling fortitude!
It's worthy of dancing a jig and throwing confetti, the fact that my maintenance need not extend beyond the driveway!