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Thread #161248   Message #3914344
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
31-Mar-18 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
I've rooted around in the greenhouse and garage and found a few simple ways to add pots to that front patio. A heavy duty plastic saucer was languishing in the greenhouse and is now under a matching pot, and I found two pots nested together, both faux terracotta, that when arranged that way offer about 1/2 inch of standing water for the inside pot. Any more than that and it drains from the outer pot. That makes four out there so far.

I have hoses and attachments in place and I repaired a watering can (there's a song in that!) that will stay on the front porch for the various pots. The weeds were pulled from a few of last year's pots by the driveway and I'll figure out what gets planted soon. If I'm patient I can end up with nice flowers from seeds; if I want to spend a small fortune I can buy a whole bunch of bedding plants. I'm aiming at the patient approach right now, considering the other things I can do with the cash. :)

Rearranging the sunroom is a regular activity; today I moved pre-packed eBay items onto a trolley that used to hold (among other yard and garden things) a huge bin of bird seed, but I stopped feeding the birds when the seed on the ground attracted rats and mice. A neighborhood cat seems to have dispatched the remaining rodents, thank you kitty! I have a few more items to test and list this evening as I work toward the goal of clearing out previous thrift store purchases (that I knew I could sell for more online) and the household items that will either be sold or donated.

I'm thinking about ordering a custom tea mug because I can't find the exact message I want in the ones already online, and found a few sites that offer good prices, but I can't tell if they are simply printed or if they are glazed or sealed in such a way to make it durable. Have any of you done specialty mugs before? What were your thoughts?

Computer backup is running now, it hit a snag last night. I intend to research the prospect of putting an external drive in the closet with the router, that has a USB port, and might be the perfect place for the backup drive to live. Out of sight in case another burglary happens, there to come to the rescue with all of my data.