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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Do something!

I've said it before and I'm going to quickly to touch on this again. Covid-based isolation can be harmful to your mental health and you can safely do things despite the pandemic. I didn't get to post yesterday because from morning until around 3:00, I was working on this:

I managed this.....with some help.....in one day. If you recognize Nickki on the right.....you're right!

In about ten minutes I'll be heading out for another round of work and hopefully start laying some decking after mounting the joists. The thing is maybe anyone feeling glum and inactive needs to get out in the sun, shake off the doldrums and, like the title says, "do something!" It need not be a deck......but I suppose it could......but SOMETHING. Hell, make a potting table. Move some plants around to better locations. Start some seeds. Paint the eyesore in your yard. 

Once you get moving and feel the adrenaline of industry and accomplishment, enthusiasm becomes as contagious and the virus. Use a mask when needed, keep your distance, and use your head, but otherwise.......get out there! LOL. Opportunity awaits.....and you'll not only accomplish something but very likely FEEL better.

6 comments:

  1. It's odd, but I think now that everyone has shed their morning and evening commutes and have more flexible time during the day, people actually are getting out more on average than they did before. There was a segment on our local news last night about how bike shops in the area have seen huge surges in business, both for new bikes and people repair older ones that have just been sitting in their garage. One bike shop owner said his sales were stronger than the last five years combined.

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    1. That sounds great. I've been wanting to do a biking trek to the Sandy Hook area in NJ. It's a favorite biking location for both Rosa and Ana to go with me.

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  2. I picked up several seed starter trays and different flower seeds. They all have sprouted and next will be transplanting to pots on the deck. I am also planning a drip irrigation system. I've really enjoyed this project so far ...

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    1. That sounds great! (BTW, just a reminder to leave a fake name next time so we know who you are......sort of. LOL)

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  3. Sorry to be a stick in the mud but as far as I'm concerned the way this virus is being handled is B.S. Someone found the panic button and pushed it, like maybe some Dr. advising the president. "Don't ever shake hands again" Stick it.
    Now to your comment Lots of yard work, attacking those silly yellow flowers in my yard and also the acorns.
    archedone

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    1. Hi, archedone. I agree it's been mishandled. Perhaps after the deck, or on a rainy day, I'll do a post on it.

      Good luck with the yard work. That has been a mixed thing here because the weather has had the effect of making my transplanting easier, but on the flip side, ended up killing off my seedlings.

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