This morning I awaken happy….and then wonder why?
Is it because we are planning our “trip of all trips”? Is it because spring is really coming? Is it because we are healthy enough to enjoy exercising? Not sure what the answer is but I will take these happy feelings anytime they want to show.
We are simultaneously working on the house, yard and Casita. Doing some clearing of surplus kitchen wares, chucking out the unused items. How did we ever manage to collect so much stuff? When traveling, the Casita kitchen drawer has 6 spoons, 4 forks and miscellaneous knives. Not paring (pun) that far down but attempting to drastically reduce unnecessary items.
Our yard is alternately a source of joy and a crushing burden. Twelve years have been spent playing in the dirt…digging, planting, weeding. Now, due to our traveling, guilty feelings over plant mistreatment are emerging.
Spending the afternoon trimming bushes and pulling weeds reignited my plant passion. Underneath a layer of leaves, sticks and vines were tiny shasta daisys, black-eyed susans and larkspur. My once prized day lilies were smothered in weeds, their nametags bent and crushed into the ground.
Dear plants…I promise to take care of you for the next 8 weeks. Then you are on your own again!
Yesterday involved a trip to Lowes looking for unnamed items needed for the Casita. They were unnamed because we saw several things at the rally and did not know what to call them. Every time a clerk would say “May I help you?”, we would start describing a product, they would scratch their head, lead us to an aisle, leaving us looking.
Trying to figure how to easily cover our Casita windows to block out light. We still have our blinds and not interested in making another set of curtains….been there, done that and got the T-shirt when we had the 13 footer!
Remembering someone discussing Reflectix and not paying attention ‘cause of having no intentions of being anywhere cold. Found it a Lowe’s and guess we’ll try it to darken the windows.
Another project will be converting our solar panels to a more user friendly arrangement. While in Arizona last year we purchased an inexpensive Harbour Freight 45 watt solar kit. Rather than getting rid of it and buying something new (and more expensive), the goal is to find a way to store and set up it up easily. Thought about putting hinges on two of the three panels. Does anyone know the results of putting screws in the sides of solar panels?
Can’t quit this post without showing some pictures. Took a walk down memory lane when I found these old pictures from 2010 to 2012.
They will need to bloom without us this year!