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3 Quick Thoughts on Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Taxes.  I finished and filed them Thursday.  We are even getting a small refund back.  Sweet!
  • The plan for Easter Sunday is to work some more in the garage.  We haven’t touched the big “Garage Organization” project since December.  We made great strides then, but tools still need to be put into new toolbox drawers and a few things labeled better, as we’re still spending too much time searching when we need something.
  • I’m almost done with my Master Gardener Class.  Tuesday we have a fieldtrip to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Research Center, for tours of their WaterWise facilities, Turf Trials, and Shade Gardens.  April 25th we cover Migration of Pests & Diseases (What Role Do We Play?), Basic Composting Skills, and a Brown Bag lunch speaker on Vermiculture.  Maybe I’ll finally be able to start the worm farm I brought home from NY from my mom.  And our last class is May 2nd, which is a wrap-up class, mini-field trip reports, and a “Celebration!”  And our Mentors provide lunch…hmm, I may have to talk to my mentor about that one.  Anyway, I can’t believe we’re winding down!  The classes have been so much fun – I have absolutely no regrets about signing up.  In fact, I’m seriously considering taking the Master Naturalists classes that are offered in the fall, but I’ll wait a year and do it in Fall 2018.  Mum’s the word – I haven’t mentioned it to Bill.

2016 Update – Part Three

It’s been quite some time since I posted any sort of update.  I’ll try to give some highlights from the past few months.  (Part One and Part Two were posted earlier in the week)

October

  • We replaced the downstairs toilet with a low-flow toilet.
  • We had the house appraised, as part of the refinance process. The appraisal came back at quite a nice number, giving us a hefty boost in equity value.
  • I attended the Denton County Master Gardener Fall Festival in Flower Mound and the Master Gardener Round Up in Denton later in the month, at which I submitted my application for the 2017 Master Gardener Class.
  • Bill had to travel to Houston for a client the last week of October, so I went with him. We left early and had two weekends to spend in Galveston.Galveston Beach Galveston BeachIt was a fun trip, with some sightseeing on the weekends (even a Duck Tour!).Duck Tour  Our hotel in Houston was on the very edge of downtown, so I did a lot of walking / exploring of downtown Houston.  The weather was perfect!

    View from our hotel

    View from our hotel

  • My cousin and I began a reading challenge on her It’s a Mystery Blog. If you’d like to know more, visit Bestseller Code 100.

November

  • We finalized the mortgage refinance.
  • I had my Master Gardener interview early in the month and then received word just a week ago that I was accepted. I’m super excited and know I will learn a lot about gardening in Texas.
  • I sent two crocheted baby blankets to a relative who delivered twin boys.crocheted baby blankets for twins
  • Bill ordered a computer, which will replace three old boxes that run continuously, serving various functions. Hopefully one new unit will use less electricity than three old units.
  • We spent Thanksgiving holiday putting up shelves & rails & hangars in the garage. We’re not quite finished yet.  Bill has new toolboxes arriving this Thursday and then he will be putting up some more shelves & lighting around the tool area.garage organization
  • I’ve tried to keep up with the bounty (leaves, twigs, etc.) that the neighbor’s cottonwood tree continues to bestow upon us.
  • I picked up an art easel along the side of the curb on a trash day. It needed some repair, which Bill did.  So now I have an easel!art easel
  • My raised bed continues to keep me happy with Swiss chard, kale, mustard greens, and Chinese cabbage. Oh, and I even planted a couple of Brussels sprouts, just for fun.  I probably planted them too late, though, as they aren’t growing very fast.  Maybe we’ll have a mild winter and I’ll be able to harvest some sprouts!
  • Bill installed a pull-out cabinet kit for my most-used and most-unorganized cupboard. It works beautifully!kitchen cabinet pull out shelf

And now you are up to date!