Let me explain my lack of posting here lately. My laptop is a piece of (fill in the blank) and is super slow. So that, in and of itself, has been the main reason why I haven't posted much lately. It literally takes FOREVER for me to do one simple post...ugh. But to add insult to injury (literally) I had had enough of my slow-as-molasses computer and kinda broke the screen. (What? Don't you twist your computer screen if it's not doing its job?) So yeah, my laptop is pretty much history unless I plug it into our tv, and seriously, who has time for that nonsense? But good news! A new laptop is on its way:) We're picking it up tomorrow at H.H. Gregg. And BTW, if you're looking for a new inexpensive laptop, check out the one we got. It was even approved by our computer geek friend (love ya, Jason!) Okay, now that you know why I've been absent around these here parts lately, let me show ya what the latest and greatest is around our house: a mini greenhouse.
Hope you didn't get too excited when you saw the word greenhouse. Yeah, this isn't anything great--actually Mitch whipped two of these boxes up for me in no time flat. But can I just tell you how excited I am about them?
Cool, right? So my next mission: find some free windows. That part didn't take long. I knew of a window and door place about 10 min. away that sometimes had "junk" out front with a free sign attached to them. The boys and I hopped in the car and 10 minutes later I was loading in five old windows into my trunk. Score, baby. Then Mitch made a wooden frame for me with some "nice" scrap pallet wood.
Measured perfectly to size (he's gettin' good at this stuff;))
Then we broke out the seeds. We planted a little bit of everything (and still have a little bit to go, I think). Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, even a couple watermelon seeds went in there. And also some varying flower seeds.
Ry was my big helper.
Since the window frames are made of metal, Mitch couldn't attach a hinge, so I just lift the lid (with that handy little latch there) and place the window down while attending to my little seedlings.
So there ya go. See, I might be slackin' in posts these days but we're still goin' strong with projects around here. Now I must say--there's been one HUGE PLUS in destroying my computer screen. Youtube videos are SO much cooler on a big screen.