Thursday, May 10, 2007

Adventures in Homebuying: Projects! Projects! Projects!!

I planted five tomato plants this morning, surveyed the damage, and decided that five tomato plants simply wasn't enough. So, I went to Lowe's and bought three more tomato plants.

More tomatoes = More World Famous Fresh Garden Salsa...it's a staple to any summer diet.

"That stuff is like crack to you, isn't it?" Paul asked me on the phone.

Yup!!

I also planted some herbs...rosemary, lavender, mint, catnip. Plus three strawberry plants because I'm hopeful. But I am mostly concerned with the tomatoes. This will make a last ditch attempt at growing my own. Couldn't grow them at the apartment. Had no luck planting them in someone else's yard. Maybe with my yard it will be different. Maybe because it's my yard, it will make a difference.

If not, I'm going to be pissed.

I also bought two new ceiling fans for the house to be replaced while I am in Atlanta, and I looked at a couple light fixtures that might work instead of that big, ugly plastic fixture that currently resides in the kitchen. I've got a little less than $600 left on the gift card. I'd say that so far, I've done a bang-up job. My last big cosmetic projects are to retexture and paint the kitchen and dining room ceilings (bye-bye popcorn), and paint the two spare rooms. The big remodel of the two bathrooms will take place later. This summer's big project will be the concrete counter tops for the kitchen. Kant's totally awesome brother-in-law will be doing those. Of all the projects, this is probably the one I am most excited about. We'll be building the mold in the garage and making the counter tops there. Be warned, I will be putting a call out to any and all able-bodied men (and women) to help carry them from the garage to the kitchen. Those are going to be some heavy bitches.

I pay handsomely in pizza and beer.

The only thing left to do today is laundry, a shower, and meet with a Pampered Chef consultant tonight. Kant's sister had a party this week, and I booked one so Little Po (her nickname) could get whatever hostess special she could get if someone booked a party. I'm kind of nice like that...sometimes.

No nap, however. I'll just sleep really, really well tonight.

3 comments:

K2 said...

Hey you might want to check on kansascitychannel.com because I know that Larry Moore (the channel 9 news guy) grows tomatos and he puts his tips somewhere on that website I think. Good luck! Are you guys drowning yet? What about your Bro in St. Jo?

Heather said...

John lives North of St. Joe, and far enough away from the Big Mo that he shouldn't be affected by flooding. If he had, I'd be hearing from him by now needing money for a ShopVac or something.

"The D" said...

Sounds like you planted every thing but tomacos. Where are the TOMACOS!?