Friday, May 13, 2011

Busy busy

Strange. I'm retired and feel that I manage my time fairly well yet I seem to run out of time to get things done. I really wonder, sometimes, how I worked 6 and 7 days a week, 10 to 12 hour days plus the 45 minutes it took to drive each way and still get most things done. There are several solutions to this.

First, I was younger and secondly, I moved faster. On the rare days I was off I got up and out sooner. Now it is up by whenever my eyes open A.M. and out the door whenever I get my tail moving after breakfast or after lunch. I would use the excuse that no mater what the project is it has to be done correctly, which we all know perfection can't be rushed.

I use to live 45 minutes from work on 5 acres that had 1.5 of them in grass. A farmer used the rest. I had a garden that measured 35' x 85'. I also used 205' of ground just off the grass line to put out 4 rows of sweet corn. One year my dad and I planted from the grass line to the back property line which was in excess of 500' the 4 rows of corn....4 varieties. Gave a lot away that year. We filled two 21 cu. ft. freezers too.

Since we were there, age then was about 52, we moved to a condo and I retired when a pacemaker took me out of the field of work I was in. I was 55. Boredom set in so we bought a house. Now I can get out like I use to but the huge garden is gone. At 64 and still with the pacer, can't seem to shake it, I have the small yard that I keep perfect...most of the time and I did the raised garden thing but then gave that up. Now I put the plants wherever I want but not as many. No corn of course but I do have chives (anyone need some) and tomatoes. This year I am trying the Topsy Turvy "As Seen On TV". But, as you can see I have the backup in the ground. We'll see what happens in about 54 days or so. These are Big Boys.


Birdman said...

btw was checking out your favorite movies... Saving Private Ryan and then Bird Cage... WOW! You cover it all. hahaha

Butch said...

Yep, that's me....I'm all over the map. How about Five Easy Pieces and The Wizard of Oz.

I put a picture up of a cove near Pemaquid Point Light. Not too good enlightened me to post it. I love Maine and everything about it.