Monday, September 27, 2010

Sweet & Sour September: Sunday that Was

I've been exasperated by my wonky ironing board, particularly since Ben tripped over a 2/20 thread and fell on the board, bending the pointed end leg almost a year ago. We went hunting for a more solid one, and found this on sale. So with the money we saved, (there's got to be a whole discipline in psychology as to what makes us feel we saved money, don't you think?) I got a new Sunbeam iron. Now I can retire my retarded Phillips, which I disliked from the day I bought it but couldn't be bothered to return because I was overwhelmed by the number of alternatives.

Spending money I don't have, perhaps, but these are important tools of the trade, I realized. The old one still works, so I might give it to Nelson's refugee support group.

Ladies and Gentlemen, my woad seeds have gone into two pots. I reread the instructions and it appears I need to cover the soil above the seeds with organic matter, but we have plenty of compost, so I shall dig deep into our heap later today.

6 comments:

  1. Nothing like a new ironing board! I am in the process of revamping mine by stringing an old flannel sheet around it, it is extra wide and I can never find a cover to fit. I have just spent the last two winters in Nelson...I love it.

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  2. Another one from this company was about twice as wide as a regular board, but I couldn't fathom fitting THAT into my stash room, so this one it is. I need to test drive it, though.

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  3. Nearly over, Meg, and hopefully October will make you feel better. I'm very impressed that you're planting woad, look forward to seeing the end results.

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  4. Ummm... I hope they come out. They may not, you know. I don't think the soil I put them in (straight from a bag) is rich enough, from what I've read...

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  5. Funny the way we put up with things-that-don't-really-do-the-job... I must get a new iron. I must get a new iron. I must...

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  6. Funny, yes? I've tried the new combination, but I need to get used to a Sunbeam again. The top of the handle to the tip of the iron is much shorter and my wrist is having to relearn it, making the wrist a tiny bit sore.

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