As my husband and dad work on our house this weekend (long story, see bottom), I found myself looking for something to work on. Trevor grabs a dusty basket from the hallway shelves leading to the basement that was there because sometimes I hoard things. (Okay, more than sometimes.)
He grabs it and says, "Why don't you plant some wildflowers in this?"
"You mean like our wedding ones?"
"No, go buy some, then you can take a picture today."
Not one to argue when the hubs tells me to go buy plants, I immediately set to work.
First, I grabbed said wicker basket.
|I'm committed to the little photoshopped flowers now.......|
I put a small layer of soil into the bottom of the basket.
And then sprinkled a small amount of chicken poo fertilizer in there to save myself the trouble in a month when I realize I've forgotten to feed my plants (which will happen).
First, this lovely Campanula.
|Aaaaand, I give up on the little flowers.|
|And the wee flowers are back.|
Which brings me to my next point: Wondering why I've been M.I.A. for over a week?
One: that interview, it went really well-- I got the position! So, I've been prepping for that a bit. I belong to a school now! Hurrah!
Two: As a supply teacher, some weeks you work a little (and get lots of blogging done), other weeks you work a lot (and get only a little blogging done). I worked a full week. Good, but busy.
|Where the water was coming in.|
|Where the house flipper failed to support our second floor between the kitchen and dining room.|
|Where the house flipper failed to support the second floor in between the dining room and living room, resulting in huge cracks along the walls in the second floor.|
OH, but wait, I'm not done:
|Here is my toilet and sink outside on my porch. WHY is it there, you ask?|
|Because this is what my bathroom looks like. Because the wood is rotted out and moldy.|
|Because water was coming in through the ceiling here also.|
|And because even though we were told the house was "insulated to the gills," this is how much insulation was in one wall, making this bathroom our second refrigerator in the winter.|
So I will be doing a photo shoot before the 19th (obviously) for my Mad Men dress, it is just a matter of finding a good time. Worst comes to worst, I can post the one photo I took of it in the Mad Men pose, and do the rest after. Either way, I just want this insanity to end! Hope you all have a good weekend, we'll be in touch soon. :)