I’m not a gardener. And yard service is not in my budget. One day in early spring I decided to lop some branches off a small tree. I tried the kitchen shears, but they took forever. Then they broke. Guess I need secateurs, so off I go to Home Depot to get secateurs. This was a new word in my vocabulary, and I felt quite full of myself asking where to find them. Being somewhat low on funds, I got the cheap ones.
They broke too. Now I’m browsing through Craigslist for used tools. There was not a lot listed, but there was one posting that looked hopeful. When I got there, the elderly gardener took the time to show me how to use them and upsold me on some other tools with patient demonstrations for my ignorance. I spent twice as much as I did at Home Depot!
Here’s the good part: the new shears were so much fun and easy to use! When my son-in-law came over to see what was going on, I was reluctant to let him try them out. It was no Tom Sawyer trick but the real joy of having a tool that worked! It took way less time and the tree was pruned in no time - I felt like a pro gardener!
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Sandie convinced her mother at the age of two that a set of books would make her much happier than a tricycle. Then came diaries, school projects and heartfelt poetry - a writer was born. Reading and writing have been constant and faithful lovers ever since. This blog is an attempt to release some of the fleeting thoughts and crazy ideas in a place that may become another form of diary, but this time, one that talks back! Would love to hear from anyone who is inspired to rebut, dig further, validate or in any way comment on what has been written.