04-14-2016 Journal – Garden Day #1   Leave a comment

Today is  fast becoming  a day of anticipated frustration for me.  I’ve been waiting for almost two weeks and today is the day of my delivery of garden items from Lowe’s.  Dealing with any big box store immediately becomes overly complicated as soon as you say the magic word, "Delivery".  All of a sudden a simple purchase becomes a major project involving a dozen so-called experts who never fail to make things difficult for themselves and in turn, for me as well.  Multiple telephone calls to verify the order, where to deliver it, and at what time of the day they might arrive.  Much like cable TV companies they give you that oh-so convenient four hour window.

I’ve been assured by my better-half that things will go as planned but I’m skeptical.   We’ll be leaving the house for a few hours to run errands and I can only pray that things go as ordered and get delivered.  I’ve decided to wait to finish this post until  later today once the delivery has been completed.


‘Day #1 – Start’

It’s a few hours later and I’m very happy with Lowes. Everything for the garden was delivered, on time, and in one piece.  I guess my skepticism was unwarranted, sorry Lowes.

We both got right to work unloading almost 2 1/2 tons of bagged top soil and the lumber to rebuild one of the frames.


‘Old Frame Out – New Frame In’


“New Soil In’


I’m sitting on the deck as I write this post knowing ahead of time just how stiff and sore I’m sure to be tomorrow morning.  Regardless, it’s a good stiff and sore. Gardening and working in the yard is like therapy for us and we actually look forward to and relish all of the aches and pains. Crazy, I know.

This day ended when we ran out of energy.  Tomorrows another day and what wasn’t finished today will be taken care of then. Here’s the garden as we left it at the end of the day.


On to Day #2.

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