Tuesday Things

It’s planting time! I just got the first shipment of bulbs that I ordered back in the spring.  100 bulbs here! I was jumping around when these arrived.

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!

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16 thoughts on “Tuesday Things

  1. debby

    I love turtles! How fun to find and help that baby turtle across the road.

    100 bulbs! Even with that tool, you’ve got your work cut out for you! But I can hardly wait to see your spring show!
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    1. Lori Post author

      It’s funny – 100 bulbs seems like a lot, but it really doesn’t cover that much real estate! It shouldn’t take too long to plant all these with the drill. I like to do groups of 5 bulbs. Of course, I say that now. We will see how long it really takes LOL

  2. Helen

    I keep looking at bulbs and then I think about planting the bulbs and I leave them on the shelf lol!

    Are you hoping to keep riding through October? We have some overnight low 40s forecast in the next week or so. I don’t even want to think about it.
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    1. Lori Post author

      We will ride until it is freezing and/or snowing. October riding will happen. We call that gravy riding. Getting in as much as possible. We have ridden into November before. I have new thermal tights, so all I need is a face mask and I can ride into really cold temps.

  3. L

    Will you put trim on the upper edge of the door when you make it your headboard? Like the first picture seen here? It looks to be in really great shape. Nice find. Can’t wait to see how it turns out as a finished project.

  4. Shelley B

    I like both of your inspiration pictures for the headboard – looking forward to seeing what yours turns out to be.

    I must be too used to running shoe-related costs, because $6 for a tube seems cheap to me. But hey, it’s pretty cool that you are getting to spend it on something activity-related…do you ever stop and think back to the “old” Lori, and how repairing a bike tube wouldn’t have happened because you didn’t bike? That kind of thinking helps me, especially when I have to buy another pair of running shoes.
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    1. Lori Post author

      Well, that is just the tube. The tires themselves cost more money. If you have 10 flats a season, you just spent $60 on that. Then there is the other gear like gloves and bike shorts and all the usual stuff any sport has.

      Yeah, I think about how active we are now and how different that is. It’s nice – even in our late 40s. It’s never too late!

  5. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    I’m so impressed with 2000 miles I can’t even express it. I know you’ll make that door look great, it will be a nice headboard. Sorry about all the flats, they don’t even look like they were done by thorns or something that you might pick up regularly in some areas.

  6. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Oops, forgot to ask. Let us know if you coat the bulbs or put anything in the holes for critter deterrents. Since I live on the site of a former squirrel farm (well it SEEMS like it) my last bulb planting frenzy was so unsuccessful I gave up.


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