Progress! You never know when opportunity will come knocking at your door and when it does I always want to be prepared! I am not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants girl! I am a lets plan, plan, plan girl because I never want to be caught off guard. I was not always like this but once you have lived life for a bit, you will come to learn how you were meant to deal with the world. Escapism is not an option here, hence, my quest to blog.
OK, the screws were taken out while I stood on a chair and then I was left with this heavy door WHILE standing on the chair! UT-oh, was my first reaction. Now what? I had no one to help me and all I thought was if I break this door I do not have the money to have a new door put in and if it falls outward it is going to tear apart the new metal screen that I just replaced because the umbrella went through the old one. I thought I was in trouble but with all my strength I was able to dislodge the door enough to get to the gross part! Phew...no accidents, yet!
Organic cleaner and a rag...not enough! I needed to take out my grout brush, too! The mold was so thick that wiping it just made a smeary mess. Scrub. Scrub. Scrub. This went on for a good half hour. So much for a five minute job so I could retreat to cleaning the kitchen floor! Mind you, the hazy-hot-humid air mass finally reached Rhode Island! Not a fun project to complete on one of these days! But, after about an hour and lots of finagling of getting the door back on the tracks to roll smoothly, THIS project was finally complete. I now feel like I have a brand new door!
There can't be enough color in the world and there can't be enough color in my yard! No, I am not a phenatic about gardening or plants but when I walk around the yard or pull into the drive way and there are little pops of color all around...it makes me smile! Color brings happiness to me especially with plants! These are two varieties of plants I have in my gardens next to my home. Do I recall at the moment their names, of course not, but either way, they are perennial and have paid their visit religiously for the last few years. Each year they come back slightly bigger and stronger and more vibrant!
In past years I have included many other plants: cucumbers, beans, squashes, radishes, brussel sprouts, carrots...but found that over crouding took place and it welcomed and infestation of little bugs who thrived on my goodies. Over time I have scaled back the portions and varities of plants to help control the bug problems. Pesticides, fertilizers, sprays with chemicals to treat these issues are not used here and despite the irritation I feel when my plants are someone elses meal I won't use them. Some plants are more attractive to bugs than others but one plant that bugs don't really like is basil so there are several basil plants scattered throughout the garden!
Below is what lives happily in my garden patch this year!
So, lots of good things have been happening here and while I continue to nagivate other parts of my life this is what brings a lot of peace, happiness, and joy to my life every day!