I can keep a portion of my world working with the above essentials. Add a few boxes of nails, screws, bolts, super glue and a little thinking outside the box, I can fix things short term. Short term is considered a stop gap measure until a long term fix becomes available. At my age, short term is just fine.
Project: Plant the last of the new pepper starter plants.
How: Use the last 4 empty hanging baskets.
Procedure: Ready baskets with soil stuffs, re-pot, water and hang.
Issue: Last hanging pot had a broken plastic hanger pictured above.
Problem: A simple project can turn into a project not completed and go from fun to a pain in the ass in an instant. What to do?
Solution: From one of my bags of essentials was a roll of bailing wire.
Cut a length, straighten the wire, do bendy hooks on the wire ends, install, eye ball measure for hanging level, tighten bendy hooks, finish last plant potting and hanging.
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN
Escape this crazy world for an hour when you find time. I have shared this before and always enjoy watching the story and photography.
New neighbors east Texas. Down the road, around the corner, over the hill and past the pastures. But they are new neighbors, we just have drive to them.
Her made a few dozen cookies and we went to welcome and visit with both families.
A family from California. Lock, stock and barrel. Have been planning a move to Texas for several years.
The other neighbor moved in from another, but way bigger, Texas town.
Both families for the wanting of elbow room and what Texas rural living has to offer.
The visits were good for this heart. Easy talking and visiting. Like they have been here forever. Like minded, down to earth, hard working and happy to be here. Even in the mess of moving all their earthly goods across country, now parked in the their driveways, their relaxed enthusiasm was refreshing and reassuring. They were tired, looking for a few days of just sleep and down time. But that is still a few months off.
They are young and doing fine.
We know this having lived it for a full year before things really settled. That was two years ago + now and how fast time flies by.
TODAY IN EAST TEXAS
Traveling the local roads and towns this past week brought with it many sights of fields holding fresh bales of hay sitting in the hot sun.
Self explanatory! Upon examination, we found it deep/bottomless.
FIRST RACKING OF MANGO MEAD
Will be ready for the holidays. Rust removal and gun cleaner for sure. Actually first taste yummy with a kick.
UKRAINE WAR ESCALATION
The last time in my life where the threat of nuclear war loomed close was the Cubin Missile Crisis of October 1962. I was old enough to realize the seriousness of those days.
This month, 2022, I hold my breath daily. Do not think I am alone in this.
I am reminded of the book (cover) below and story, Survivors, by James Wesley Rawles.
Fall has officially arrived. The last days of mid 90's this weekend and the temperatures drop to mid/low 80's. Very comfortable to work outside and enjoy warm weather.
No mental energy to rant and rave about the world this post. But if I were one of the folk looking for final signs to get out of the big cities before it is too late, this next week would be the week I would pack up and leave. Figuring that I have pushed this as long as I dare. I have had this gut feeling a dozen times this past year. But at some point, this is top notch advice. Much better to be a few weeks early than one day late.
God bless and thank you for the visit. See you in October. Skill sets!!