Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Tuesday’s weather was more of the same.

I went to Newburgh Grill and got the #4 (a cup of soup and a gyro). Then I went to Lowe’s and got eight bags of shredded cedar mulch. These were bigger bags (3 cubic feet as opposed to Home Depot’s 2 cubic feet) and I had a lot of trouble getting them on the cart.

So, I asked the checkout girl if I could get some help loading them in the truck.

Sidebar: At Home Depot, they have guys working in the garden section who offer to help you.

She told me to pull the truck over, so I did. Then she walked out and helped me load!

I told her, “I didn’t me you.” She said, “Oh, I don’t mind. It saves me a trip to the gym.”

But, I felt stupid.

When I got home after work, I changed clothes. Instead of working on the mulch, I started watering. I put two gallons of water on everything I planted or transplanted this year. Then I did the hanging plants. It was 6:45 p.m. by the time I finished.

So, I worked inside. I got the stepladder and got the plastic sleeve out of the top of the bi-fold door by using a screwdriver and the needle-nose pliers. I put in the new sleeve and plunger (or whatever you call it) and got the door working again.

By the time I got everything put away, Jeopardy was on. So, again I didn’t make my planned dinner. Instead, I made a tuna fish sandwich.

This time I went with my sister-in-law Kathy’s suggestion (after tasting my beets). She said she always puts horseradish in her tuna sandwiches. So, I put in one tablespoon of horseradish and one tablespoon mayonnaise. It was excellent!

I watched TV until 10:00 p.m. and then went to bed.


  1. A gyro sounds so good right now. You're making me hungry.

  2. I told her, “I didn’t me you.” She said, “Oh, I don’t mind. It saves me a trip to the gym.”

    But, I felt stupid.

    Huh? You asked for help. You got help. Where's the "stupid" part?

  3. @ Carla: Eat your heart out!!!
    @ Jyl: She walked away from the register, leaving three or four customers just standing there, wondering WTF? That's why I felt stupid. Home Depot deploys guys, not holding other people up.

  4. Any plans for a soaker hose hookup in this garden of yours or are you just saying "bucket!"