“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
– Bill Watterson
What Can I Say
COVID lockdown, pack for a move, COVID kind of lockdown, move, try to find my stuff, COVID maybe again and where is my stuff?
The past two years have been an interesting time for the Goad family. Like most of you, we have encountered many challenges. This has been compounded by the fact that we moved across the state. In addition to working remotely, I never seemed to have the time to find – let alone unpack my Hydroponic and Microgreen equipment.
You would think that with remote work and very much locked down, it would have been a great time to get my hands wet. That’s unfortunately has been a big fat NOPE! The move dampened my enthusiasm and energy. Especially when you have mountains of moving boxes stacked in multiple spaces.
One Small Step
A few months ago I came across one of my seed sprout kits with some old packets of seeds. Then there came that small spark of thought – what if? What if, these seeds were still good? What if, I took the time to try to take a stab at it? What if, I get off my duff and get my hands wet?
Surprise, surprise – they were “ALIVE!!!!!!”
And yummy, yummy, yummy goodness.
What’s next you ask? Why of course, the old trusty AeroGarden. Now, where’s the box? Was it in the back bedroom or the garage? EUREKA! THERE IT IS! I am just one seed kit away – thanks Amazon!!
One Step For Humankind
Now – I am on a roll!!! As the months passed I begin to wonder what I could do with limited indoor spaces and whether winter seemed to want to give up? Why not a greenhouse? But a greenhouse costs a few grand – how about a temporary one to see if I am going to like it? Thanks to Tractor Supply I found the one I wanted and at a price that I was willing to pay. And after explaining to the neighbors that I wasn’t planning to pull an engine block or something similar, the temporary greenhouse was up. Side note: Check the weather before doing anything like this, the vinyl tarp makes a great kite.
So What Now?
See what trouble you can get into? Once you get the ball rolling and next thing you know you are trying to figure out what frame pipe goes where? Where are my chemicals, could they be in that stack? Got to get down to the local Ace to find that such-and-such… I know you’ve been there, done that. If you haven’t just wait you will….
The final product doesn’t look like much – just you wait. I AM BACK or at least until the next windstorm then it’s on to that engine block! Now, where did I put my……….