Since I know I would be planting a ton of bulbs, I ordered this:
It fits in to a drill like a normal drill bit. Here is the link from Amazon for it. Jisco JJB-9 Bulb Planter. It’s less than $13 and hopefully this will make life easier to plant all these bulbs 😀 I will update when I get a chance to use it.
I already posted this on FB, but here is the little snapping turtle I helped across the street. I was biking down the road near a nature preserve the other day and saw a tiny turtle. I stopped and it was dead. A couple days later in almost the exact spot was another turtle. I went by at first thinking it was the dead one, but then it looked like it moved. So, I turned around and sure enough, he was slowly working his way across the road. He would never make it with his tiny legs before he got sqiushed by a car, so I took him across to the edge of the preserve.
Cute little thing, isn’t he? Didn’t try to bite or anything. There must be a nest or something to see 2 tiny turtles in the same spot.
I finally found something I have been looking for. I wanted to use an old door for a headboard in our bedroom, but I wanted a specific style door – this style:
This way when the door is flipped horizontal, the pattern is even across the wall. Kind of like this (thanks pinterest!):
Or possibly this with the tin tiles:
It’s in great shape and the price was $20! I was hoping to get a door for less than $50 for this project and for a long time either the door was already sold by the time I saw it or it was more than I wanted to pay. It’s in really good shape. I had thought I would be painting an old door, but this one probably will just get sanded and restained (hardware removed as well – not vintage). Yippee – another project on the pile! 🙄 At least I have enough stuff to keep me busy in the cold months now…
Regarding cycling, John and I have been struggling with tire issues the last few weeks. John has had several flats and now has a new tire. I blew out a tube on Saturday morning and then again this morning. You can see here how something sharp was able to get through the tire and pop the tube through that slit:
It goes through and through the tire. I was going to buy new tires after the season was over because I hate changing the tires and I was just going to leave the old ones on to ride the trainer with this winter before putting on the new ones. So, we used a patch kit on the inside of the tire to hopefully cobble another couple of months out of this tire (which was an old tire that I replaced another worn out one with!).
Cross your fingers for me. Tubes are kind of pricey as well. Every flat tire costs us $6 to replace the tube. So not only do you have the annoyance factor of just having to fix the flat, but then the cost gets annoying when you start getting a lot of flats. I went about a year without a flat until early this summer and now 2 in less than 3 days. BTW, I should hit that 2000 mile marker this weekend!