I LOLled at this. Harry Potter just keeps on giving..
No photos of the rain washed garden or anything. I’m picking up my car today!! Trouble is, I have to wait till Tuesday to be able to drive it, as that’s the earliest Vicroads appointment to get it registered. Still, the beast comes home today!
I’m happy that I stuck to my guns with regard to price and age. The car is a Ford Station Wagon, exactly the same as the one I wrote off, but two years younger (2002) and a nicer colour. (Silver-grey… so slimming…) It has 180,000kms on the clock, which is on a par with my old car and it seems to be in pretty good nick. I’ve had it at a mechanics getting the Roadworthy Certificate, so they’ve fixed up a few little things that were wrong with it, so I should be getting a good solid car. (Fingers crossed… it’s always a bit of a gamble with secondhand cars.) The car will end up costing $5,500, which is only slightly more than I received for the insurance, so that makes me very happy. Still have to pay for the rego and insurance, but it’ll be far less than the 9K I budgeted for, so maybe I’ll lash out and get that solar oven I’ve been thinking about. (When the zombie apocalypse comes, I’ll need a hot meal and a cup of coffee to fortify myself.)
This seems to be the year of The Projects.
1. The freezer.
2. The water tank.
3. The solar panels.
4. The car.
5. The wicking beds.
6. The solar oven…?
I wandered around the wicking beds this morning before work. Everything bar the purple beans seem to be recovering and the jury’s still out on them. Still no sign of the purple carrots or parsnips, but time will tell with those. A weird thing though… in each of the 3 wicking beds in the driveway there’s 2 unidentified seedlings coming up. I’d think they were weeds but they’re in the exact same positions in each bed, so I think they’re something I planted that I’ve completely forgotten about. I started a gardening book on Sunday and documented all that I’ve been doing, but I should’ve started earlier, obviously. Still, what’s a Frogdancer garden without a few Tetris plantings or Mystery plants?