Yesterday, and yesteryear !!

Motto: “Apply” or “goodbye.” ~~ “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” ~~ Yesterday, I was processing through more garden stuff. If I had not been able to hang the squirrel baffles, they would be added to “yard”  yard sale items. (Apply or goodbye.) I’m sentimental; it’s difficult to part with some of my “art work” projects (fond memories). Years ago, in North Carolina, I “built” squirrel baffles from discarded satellite dishes. ~~ Here’s yesteryear trivia.

100% rain

One-hundred percent relaxation!!

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“Hey old lady; you’re a renter. Why are you doing that project??” ~~ Because I have to go around that corner to gain access to the sheltered area–and hate to walk through the mud. The blocks are available–and free–and so is my time and labor. A bag of gravel–from Lowe’s–is on the shopping list.

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Yesterday, working in the yard, I was wearing shorts; today the heater is taking the chill off my trailer home (and I’m still in my pajamas).

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There was a power outage for less than one hour. Then an extended period of time before television reception, and Internet.

Busy before and after the rain !!

Thirty percent chance of rain today; eighty percent chance tomorrow. Doug phoned and asked if I needed help. “Yes”!!  I’ve been able to do most of my yard work but needed Doug to dig out the boards and cut them off. Those boards held water so that area a mud puddle when it rains. ~~ Four planters were moved to appropriate location. ~~ I accomplished lots… but I won’t elaborate. ~~ (Bone weary!!)  


Motivated ?!

The sun came out for a couple of hours so yours truly was motivated to dash outdoors and start some projects. SPECIFICALLY: Get garden items ready for a yard “yard”  sale. When I was weary–and wet to my knees–and the sun ceased to shine, time to head indoors?!

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Just yesterday, the area awaiting time and attention. ~~ All this wonderful garden paraphernalia but I haven’t the heart to put energy into another garden.

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Bottle bushes, and bottle trees, require less work. At this writing, I think those will also be for sale
“if the price is right.”  They were expensive so I won’t sacrifice them just because I’m downsizing.

Chagrin ?

Chagrin  That’s the word that came to mind; perhaps an overstatement.

Yesterday, I accompanied a friend to “Trade Days”  at Pedego Park in Livingston, Texas. Once a month, vendors display their merchandise; it’s a great place to browse. There were so many items I wanted to purchase and carry home FOR THE YARD. A cement tortoise that reminded me of the desert tortoise’ we nurtured in our back yard in Lancaster, California. “Blue” bird because of my fondness for Bluebirds. Pink Flamingos “just because.” ~~ Lorraine must “downsize”: no more lawn and garden items!!

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Another cloudy day with threat of rain. I’d like to work in the yard but will wait for a sunny day.