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Taking stock: Projects and chores

One of the things that scrottie and I didn't quite get to was updating our projects, chores, and fun activities lists.

We keep a lot of lists. But it seems to work pretty well to do so.

I think I'm actually due for a trip to slouch in a coffeeshop for this very reason - such thinkspaces tend to be the best places for me to think through who I am, where I am, and what I want to be doing.

Top of the lists:
-Travel. We need to make travel plans for RAGBRAI at the end of July, and also think about getting in more long bike rides to get ready. I also need to figure out how to work in visits with my parents and Riverside sibling over the remainder of the year. In the very least I should go up to a Seattle-area head race sometime around the end of October / beginning of November, methinks.

-Pants. Two pairs are on the mending pile, three pairs are about to meet their maker (including one on the mending pile), one pair is really only good for mucking around, and the other day I discovered that the last pair looks like it also has some sulfuric acid holes in it.

-Art: I want to finish the cat quilt but I don't seem to sit down for long enough while at home.

-Also art: I want to work on some insect art projects - mostly drawings.

-Plants: I bought a tiny fern at Berkeley Horticulture yesterday. I need to repot it and also some succulent babies from the yard so I have more pretty houseplants around.

-Furniture: I should work on refinishing the sewing machine table so as to help keep space clear in the workshop.

-Rowing: I have a big pile of miscellaneous rowing-related resources sitting on the desk, which need to get organized and put into binders. I should also put together a more defined training program.

-Gopher. There's a gopher in the backyard. It likes to gnaw on the roots of the artichoke plant, and it has pulled multiple tomato plants underground. S spent Saturday digging around to figure out its tunnel network and apply gopher repellant while RAC constructed root cages for some replacement tomato plants.


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May. 24th, 2016 02:04 am (UTC)
Not that we have gophers but I'd be interested in seeing what one of the root cages looks like.
May. 24th, 2016 05:13 pm (UTC)
It's a cylinder of hardware cloth that's about a foot high and about 8 inches in diameter, with a circular piece wired onto it at the bottom. The whole thing is buried so there isn't much to see anymore. RAC's thinking is that it should give the tomato plants enough root protection that the gopher can't kill them outright even if it nibbles on roots that grow through the mesh.
May. 25th, 2016 01:12 am (UTC)
Makes sense. If/when I live somewhere with gophers, now I know.
May. 24th, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
hmmm.. lists, i should try that
May. 24th, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
To do list, item 1: Write to do list.
May. 25th, 2016 07:19 am (UTC)
; )))))
May. 27th, 2016 08:26 pm (UTC)
you'd think tomato plant roots would be toxic to gophers.
Jun. 6th, 2016 10:52 pm (UTC)
Apparently nobody told the gophers that!
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