Sunday, June 9, 2013

Yes We Can!



Stay with me here, I'm procrastinating tackling all those weeds that have sprung up in the garden courtesy of the constant rain.

I bought two more little boxes at the flea market last Saturday. Two more boxes I had no use for what so ever.

But two for $5.00? Mine.


 Once I got them home I though what cute planter boxes they would make if I had both GG and her drill handy.

But I don't.

Then I thought, how frigging hard can it be to drill some holes in the bottom of a box?

So I borrowed my neighbor's drill.

Easy peasy.

Last night after work I planted them with a petunia or two and a brown coleus I had grabbed at Home Depot.

I'm no plant snob. I'll buy them anywhere. Garden center, farmers market, supermarket, hardware store. Just give me the goods.


And the goods I got.


 Very empowering one's first power tool experience.

Next up, clean and stain the deck?

Who can know.

The world's my oyster!



32 comments:

  1. Marisa and I recently jumped my car: a first for us both. No guys or experienced person around. Each of us with a bit of visual experience contributed to our success. I think, however, that changing a tire might still be the job of AAA!

    Your boxes are adorable.

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    1. That's impressive. I agree. keep your AAA card close by.

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  2. ...And those boxes don't come with weeds.
    Stain the deck ... did you need to remind me?
    Ray

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    1. Sorry! My deck is half covered with grape vines. Guess I only have to do half the work.

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  3. Way to go!Watch out, Gus - she might get a clipper attachment!

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    1. Maybe I can attach the furminator to it? That would get the job done fast!

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  4. You go, girl. You'll be erecting fences, installing tile and replacing your screen doors in no time.

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    1. If Long Fence doesn't get here soon I WILL be erecting my own fence!

      I was scheduled for last Friday but of course it rained all day.

      Maybe tomorrow...weather permitting,

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  5. Next time you're at Home Depot (or Walmart or Target) buy a drill. They're the handiest things and every woman needs her own. Also get a slot and Phillips driver bits and now it's an electric screwdriver! I sometimes use the bottom of mine as a hammer when I'm desperate but don't tell a man that. He'll cry.

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    1. Apparently everyone agrees with you, so I'll take your advice. i do have a hammer....somewhere.

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  6. It looks like you are on your way to being a power tool mama!! Do what Leslie said and buy yourself a drill. Now is a great time, BTW, with Father's Day coming up. My favorite is the Dewalt 18 volt cordless. Lightweight and SO easy to use.

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  7. Oooh, love those boxes! I loved them empty - and I love them now you've pretty-planted them! As others have said - 'Get a drill, gal"! x

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  8. Hey, Girl, Mitchell is out of town, so I am putting the second coat of deck sealer on today. It's just like painting, only easier because they recommend you use a pad with a long handle, so it's really more like cleaning the kitchen floor. (actually, I don't do that, so maybe cleaning the kitchen floor is like sealing the deck. Do not, NOT, tell Mitchell that!)

    Every girl needs a toolbox. Leslie is right. I would get a re-chargeable drill even tho they are more expensive. No pesky cord to worry about. And, i won't cry if you employ it for "alternative usage", but i would add a claw hammer to the list.

    It's like when you quit smoking and joined the gym. You are remaking yourself ... it's just the next step. xoxo

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    1. Your deck is an inspiration.What has a pad and a long handle? The deck is on my short list.

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  9. I'm going to by you a pair of dungarees and a tool belt for your birthday now. X

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    1. Ha! And a gift certificate to a hardware store?

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  10. If you don't have a toolbox you need to purchase one. I'd buy the cordless drill separately. I bought a cordless drill to put up curtain rods. They come in handy.

    Love the flower boxes--one can never have too many :)

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  11. Sing a chorus, I am woman, I am strong . . . "loved the look!"

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  12. Wow, I'm impressed! I have yet to be brave enough to tackle the power tool, I threaten to do it but chicken out every time. You are an inspiration and I just may have to give it a whirl.

    The boxes look great. No plant snobbery here either, if I see them and like them..in the cart they go.

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    1. I can't believe it took me so long. You'll say the same thing, promise.

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  13. Great finds Jane and for that price! Love the one with the letters on it. I love the way they turned out!!!!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x

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  14. Great boxes and beautifully planted.

    Doing things we've relied on others to do--It feels good, right?

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  15. Adorable planters and flowers. Yay you can do anything ;)

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  16. And they are useful boxes, beautifully useful. I like the way you've embraced the drill. Well done!

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  17. i used t have quite of a collection of those old boxes.
    they are so practical.
    i regret ever getting rid of them.

    happy summer!!
    :)

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  18. Which flea market did you go to and what are its hours? I've heard of "The Big Flea" but I haven't made it there, which might be a good thing for my pocket book.

    I don't like the noise of power tools, heck I just don't like loud noises, but I bought a power drill and used it even before I got a guy with tools ;-) Yay for the over 50 club.

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  19. Jane,
    They look great! Like our friend Steve said..."You go girl!"
    xo
    annie

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