Saturday, May 1, 2021

Work Day

 I am as tired as I've ever been. I set rocks against the side of the greenhouse today. The heavy work did me good. 

I shoveled a dumptruck of mushroom mulch. Some of it went in to the new garden today, the little flower bed set next to the greenhouse. I planted hostas on the north side of the greenhouse. I filled pots with chives, oregano, basil, dill, cilantro, and rosemary and set them on wooden shelves out front of the greenhouse. I brought my concrete gentleman rabbit from my garden here and stood him grandly in front of the greenhouse. 

I shoveled the rest of the mulch into the vegetable garden where it will be tilled into the soil. I once again looked for signs of asparagus, and woe is me, there was none. (No comments from the peanut gallery, Ed.)

The exterior of the greenhouse is done. That's what Tim worked on while I did my own work. 

I came home tired to the bone. 

The answering machine was blinking, and I hit the button absentmindedly. 

It was my old job. They want me to come back to work for six months, under some very attractive terms. 

Totally out of left field. 

I said yes. 

It comes with an end date, and the extra money will come in handy.


  1. A nice surprise! And a hard day's work, done.

  2. Six months sounds perfect.

  3. What a great sense of accomplishment and a nice surprise to end your day! I bet you'll be very sore tomorrow though. :)

  4. Attractive rates makes it sound very worth your while. You are wanted in what seems to be a sellers market. Perhaps you should have asked for more.

  5. It sounds as though it was good that you had so many jobs done yesterday - you might be BIT SHORT OF 'GARDENING TIME' IN THE FUTURE.

  6. Congrats on getting the work done and on the job too -- I guess. :)

  7. Sounds like going back to work will be a well-earned rest! How gratifying is it when folk call you and want your services; I work for myself and it still gives me a thrill to think companies will seek me out and happily pay well for what I do. Well done you!

  8. It's not like that, The Bike Shed. I am a good worker, and I know the job. I also know the nature of the company. It is going out of business. They will use me until they don't need me and I will be done. On the same token, I will use them to achieve my own ends. It's best to approach this practically.

    The difficulty with the job used to be that promotions were done with an eye towards 'who was friends with who'. It led to a lot of back stabbing and jockeying for position. I am intrinsically motivated and punitive work places are soul sucking. I have never been a popular person. I avoided socializing there.

    To be perfectly honest, I am curious to see how this job is without that. Anyone trying to climb the ranks of a company that is actively closing up shop is a fool. I just am interested to see what the job is like with the negativity gone.

  9. Wow, what a great surprise that must have been!

  10. I wish I had some of that mushroom compost Debby. I am always having to buy potting compost. More photos please of your garden projects.

  11. Good luck with the new old role - and I hope that it achieves what is needed by the Debby and is a lovely interlude.

  12. Due to a surprise, I haven't been around blogger for about five days so I lived up to your request and didn't make any asparagus comments here. But I did make one in regards to a comment you left on my blog. I'm guessing it is a soil pH problem. We had similar problems until we corrected the pH.


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