I had just learned the expression “rode hard and put away wet” and it tickled my funny bone. I had to use it and managed to work it in. A tad dark, but I assure you, the horse was fine after a nap.
Mind you, I like a house that has been kept up. Someone who obviously loves making their surroundings aesthetically pleasing.
But perfect lawn battles don’t appeal to me quite so much. Thank goodness that has gone away a bit since the 50s.