So today was fruitful, nut not in the way I planned – as usual!
The plan was to make way for laying subfloor. We had multiple odds & ends to do to accomplish that task. Not one of which actually got done.
However, the morning started by hearing back from an inquiry on a used scooter. I had sent an email saying I could do a hundred less than they asked, & they responded by saying yes, we’ll meet you to look at it & decide from there.
So we scrambled to figure out how we would get said bike home if it was good. We asked to borrow the trailer – it was in use. So we calculated & guessed that it should fit in the van if there wasn’t anything else. Proceeded to empty the van & drive to meet the sellers at a big hardware store.
It was good too, because I ended up running in to buy 2 tools to take the rear-view mirrors & tail storage cube off so that it would actually fit in the van.
After watching the man start & ride the bike around the lot, I was sold- it wasn’t brand new, but only had 418 miles on it. They even helped us detach parts & fit it in our van. Then he even sold me his helmet for $20 because it fit.
Oh & apparently the helmet fit Nathan too, though it was a very tight fit for him with his dreds.
I am now the proud owner of a bright yellow scooter. Of course now I need to get it insured, inspected, tagged, and then I have to get a motorcycle permit, & then a motorcycle license. Hopefully within a week, so I can start driving it for work & saving gas money. It should pay for itself in about 2 months.
Next: my garden brought me to tears when I saw it. Keep in mind we’re out at the trailer once a week right now. I haven’t tended my garden at all. Yet, it was lush and gorgeous. I was amazed because it’s been so long since I’ve had a garden, that I half expected it to fail. Especially since I’ve killed pants while living in our apartment.
I’ve even got flowers sprouting, both in pots & on the ground:
Finally, despite the chipmunk that’s been trying to eat them, I even have squash plants sprouting:
I harvested 2 gallon bags of greens (kale, beet greens, & 2 kinds of lettuce), & there’s still plenty. This is the harvest & post harvest garden shot:
I’m just so amazed. I’m going to be eating food from my own garden for the first time in years!
Anyway after my awestruck garden moments, we unloaded the scooter & covered it, & then we did a quick oil change on the van. Good job I’d say!
The final moment of happy was after the oil change: walking into the mostly demolished trailer to put tools away, and seeing Jennifer’s horse through the window, no more than 75 feet away. Again I was in tears. Despite all my stress, all my worries, the massive work load in front of me, & the mess I was standing in- I saw beauty – for the first time in years.
It was a good day.