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March 08, 2005

Briefly ...

Finally ordered the flowering almonds from Spring Hill. They e-mailed me a $25 coupon, so I got three of the almonds (I'm sure they're considerably smaller than the last one, but three of them for about the price I paid for the original still ain't too shabby). I also bought some anemone corms that are supposed to tolerate sun -- again, we'll see how that works out. Anemones seem to be gourmet pickings for the rabbits in my neighborhood. Maybe they'll at least keep the little bastards out of everythinge else.

Discussion has been bounced around about buying a 8'x8' PVC shed from Costco. It's somewhere just under $400, big enough to at least put the mower and gardening tools in (and get them out of the Swamp and the garage, at least). That would solve at least a few of the problems we have with stuff, though by far not all. I don't know if we have to have a permit or not -- it doesn't require a permanent foundation, and it's portable (theoretically, anyway), and has a plastic floor, so it's possible we won't have to have anything like a permit. That would be nice. I understand when you're actually doing structural work, like the animal run we put in -- and generally, I ain't one to bitch and whine about things like that -- but even I'd think it was going a little too far to require permits to slap up a plastic shed to put the mower in.

Anyway, we're thinking about it. It would cost nearly $100 to have it shipped, so we'll probably rent a pickup truck from U-Haul. That costs $20 plus mileage for a day. Damned sight cheaper than having somebody else ship it, that's for sure.

While I'm willing to pay someone else to do something we really can't do ourselves, I don't think this qualifies.

Weather was nice enough over the weekend to make the shit that's coming more depressing. It's dropping into the teens for several nights, apparently, with daytime highs at or below freezing. Because it's March, and we live in Ohio, that's why.

Posted by Melinda at March 8, 2005 12:44 AM


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