Yesterday my daughter came over (we practiced social distancing) and drilled holes in the two plant stands with legs I ordered from Amazon.com.
I have a drill, but didn’t have drill bits. I don’t know why this is. Either I had them and can’t find them. Or it could be that one of the maintenance men used them putting something together for me and took them with them.
At any rate, she did that job for me.
Then she came inside to work on Ivy’s chair. I had sort of put it together right, but the sides didn’t line up exactly and there was a bolt with a big plastic head that needed to be threaded from the inside out to secure the back to the seat.
She ended up taking the hardware off the chair that the sides were supposed to slide into. She said they weren’t lined up properly. After that she easily threaded the bolt in and finally the chair sat right.
The younger daughter is great with numbers and has a Master’s degree in business. The older daughter got the common sense and creativity.
I’m going to go over to older daughter’s house early in the week when no one is there but her and look at what she’s planted to see if I need to suggest anything. She is pretty new to gardening and is trying to raise veggies for her family.
Above is what she has planted. She sent me this photo the other day.
She had gotten irritated with me for trying to move the big pots on my patio around. She said to get a dolly to save the pressure on my ankle. I had a dolly when I moved here, but donated it to maintenance because they didn’t have one.
But I decided instead to order plant caddies with rollers which would make it easy to roll the plants wherever I wanted or needed to.
Here’s what I ordered from Amazon.com:
I ordered one of these: Bosmere, Black S14410 Down Under Plant Caddie, 14″
And two sets of these: 3 Pack Metal Plant Caddy with Wheels 10.8 Inches Round Plant Stand on Rollers
That should be a big help to me. The top two came already put together. But the latter one need the rollers put on.
In a little bit the next door neighbor’s grandson is supposed to come over and help me out. I told him I would go through the bank drive thru tomorrow and pay him for his work today.
I will have him lift all the plants onto these plant caddies for me and take the sacks of potting soil I ordered out to the patio.
Ivy has had the best time with one of the boxes I didn’t throw away. She tosses her mouse up into the air and sometimes it will land in the box. If it doesn’t she jumps into the box with it in her mouth and then plays with it.
I may keep another one for her because she entertains herself endlessly playing in them.
I thought to myself: Ivy came to live here October 2018 and has only been out once to go to the vet for yearly shots. She manages to keep herself busy and content.
So I should be able to do the same as we’re in lock down in our homes. It takes planning for sure. Making sure that you order what you need before you actually need it, etc.
I was reading yesterday that now that the world has gone online, the world may not want to go back.
Certainly more people in offices could work from home if need be after this virus thing has run its course.
They would be there when their children come home from school by working at home. And the offices they once worked in could save on energy for heating and airing those big buildings.
It just makes sense in a way really. For companies and for families.
I work from home and love it. But I’m an introvert and don’t like being around people much.
It would be a change for a lot of people, as they are discovering right now.
Cars would not be taking so many people to work, so that would help in terms of gas usage for the environment.
Working from home would reduce the number of vehicles on the road and reduces the pollution and emissions that are being released.
Did you know that the way a car is maintained will significantly impact how it affects the environment? Which is why you should make sure your car receives routine maintenance.
My two potted trees are looking good. The Japanese maple was ahead of the ginkgo biloba/butterfly tree in terms of the leaves emerging.
I just love this time of year when spring sets in and plants wake up from their winter sleep. And I’m so thankful I have my patio space where I can get outside and enjoy the plants and birds.