I’ll start out by saying that yesterday wasn’t great. Although I did my best to be a good employee, I wasn’t loving it and once I clocked out I was feeling down and just wanted to mope.
I went outside and used my newest toy, a Fisher-Price My First Chipper-Shredder, actually it’s a Sun Joe Tree/Limb Chipper-Shredder which can consume branches up to 1.5″ in diameter. Calling it a “chipper/shredder” is a bit generous, it’s more of a “wood cuber”. I decided that rather than continue to pile branches for the City to take, I should burn those larger than 1.5″ in diameter and chip/shred the rest for spreading in Wee’s Little Farm (especially since my efforts to have wood chips delivered failed and I have not tried again.). For about an hour I chipped/cubed a very small portion of the branches that litter my back yard, before feeling as if its impotence was adding to my sadness. I’ll estimate that I’ll be cubing/shredding branches for months; good thing I have no rush to get this done.
In an attempt to feel productive I transplanted three tomato seedlings into the small pots in which three previous transplants had succumbed.
Wee’s Little Farm is moving forward even with some of the beginner’s mistakes that I have made thus far. My containers of radishes are small but looking good; I have turnips, onion, and shallots coming up; my carrots are struggling due to my errors. The rest of my crops are too small to predict their success; time will tell of course.
Still feeling meh I decided to skip the hash and stay at home doing more pre-rain yard work. For another couple of hours I took off the small limbs from branches that will eventually be fed into my cuber/shredder and then yanked privet roots from the ground. Around 6:30pm I decided that I was done, returned inside for a good shower, reheated some leftover pizza, and retired to my bedroom for the evening.
Last night was the end of the “Early Bird” enrollment pricing for German classes. Perhaps against my better judgement I have decided to try one more class…
My knee has been doing better, but feels a bit stiff and sore after yesterday’s yard work.
Oh, Woot.com has a soldering iron on sale today for $60? Hmmmm, should I buy it and attempt to repair my broken TV???
With the rain arriving in droves today I will stay at home again, this time doing exclusively indoor chores like cleaning/organizing my gardening supplies, and/or my basement.
Hope your week has started off healthfully and happily.
Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 183.6 (+0.4 from last week’s weigh-in); whoops, I guess there was too much pizza and beer, and not enough manual labor.