Even on my day off from work work I wake up with a list of things I want to get done. Eventually I get started. A mental list can be a hard enough thing to follow, more so when your list is longer than the speed you move at. I tend to be rather methodical. I don't like to hurry.
Today I was determined to at least finish the bottle edging along the cabin side bed. Those half finished projects have a certain nagging effect.
When I come home or when company comes, it would be nice if the entrance to the cozy cabin said welcome instead of under construction.
Well I finally got all the way around to the service entrance.
The bed of weeds along the shore of Turd Blossom Lake was sprayed a while back. I still need to add more insulation fill in this bed over the sewer line. I sneak buckets of dirt in there when I can. The weeds were growing so lush though they were beyond simple burial. And just maybe if I get this bed filled and mulched, it might could get planted with something to make the entrance to Hale Mana that much more inviting before winter sets in. Did I mention I am rather methodical?
It's starting to shape up. More definition and less clutter.
And then I felt screw the list. I am going to keep going with the bottle edging. I couldn't have just one side of the walkway to the front steps done.
I step back and have a look at things from time to time. That is part of the process and part of being methodical. One thing I noticed was that the rocks started right by the back service entrance. It felt like my plan for bottle edging on the left side of the steps would not be in balance. That side needed some rock.
Well I got rocks, real close by even, so I added some rocks to the bottle edging for an overall balance in the bigger picture. We'll see if it works after stepping back and looking a whole bunch of times.
I'm still not sure I like the whole thing. In ways it looks like I have edged my house with crappy rocks and an organized line of garbage.
All those nice houses where I work work have plenty of store bought rocks and expensive garden ornaments. I know I have rock envy. Not so much for the chotskies.
But I try to make beauty with what I got.