BY SKEETER Tina: I am going to dedicate this post to you girl...
I have decided it is time to start getting rid of things we no longer use. These bags have been in a storage closet for the past 12 years! What is inside you may ask?
His and hers bowling balls! Not used since we left Germany and no longer belong to a bowling league. We joined the league to have fun but we found that most bowlers took the game way more serious then us so we decided this sport was not for us. One can hardly bowl now unless on a league as they take up all the alley times. Bummer...
I found this Gazing Ball stand for only $7.00 and thought what a bargain! As soon as I picked it up, I knew what I was going to do with this stand.
My beautiful Gray toned ball was proudly sitting on top. I had a spot picked out for the ball in my Georgia Gardens and when ready to place it, I notice one weld had separated. I don't know if this was due to the weight of the ball or if I had purchased it like that but I knew it was not made for anything this heavy. So back to the store the stand went. They gladly gave me a store credit. I love the Christmas Tree Shops!
I came up with Plan B... I took an old broken Birdbath, put the Saints old ball in the middle and planted small cactus type plants around it.
I am now doing a double recycle with finding a use for an old birdbath and an old bowling ball!
Can you believe that when I got the bowling balls out the Saint said, "Lets go Bowling" After 12 years in the closet, I find a purpose for them and he wants to go bowling. Ha, I told him that it has been so long that I doubt either of us could keep the ball out of the gutter.
I put this creation on the porch since I have had luck with cactus type plants here in the past. Plus, I think it will make for some pretty good conversation while rocking away on the porch.
Later on, I found some rocks in my craft pile in the storage closet. I added them and think that this little garden is now complete. I have yet to snap a picture of the gray ball as it has also found a spot to call home. Well, for now as it may be moved in time. Do you like my BALLS, In the Garden...
PS. I just wanted to share with you a list the Saint and I tackled just on Sunday...
Pressure Wash by grill.
Pressure Wash Stepping stones from house to patio.
Pressure Wash by back door area.
Pressure Wash Slabs on East and West sides of house by the Water Faucets.
Pressure Wash all birdbaths.
Pressure Wash Brick Entry to house.
Hose Spray House Siding and give extra care to the Sun-room windows.
Paint Patio Table.
Paint Iron on Bench.
Stain wood on Bench.
Stain a new trellis.
Clean Chairs by Shed.
Dig up a dead tree.
Plant two Bridal Wreath Saplings I dug up.
Attach Garden Hose to East Side of house faucet.
Weed, dig out dirt and Mulch by Lilies in Semi-Formal Garden.
Finish spreading Pine Straw in Butterfly Bush island.
Embed Bricks into ground for path to Bench site.
Dig out dead Hydrangea.
Remove old pine mulch and leaf debris on East Side of house.
Scatter old debris in the front woods area.
Clean all tools, both shovel's, garden rake, leaf rake, Hand tools, etc.
Clean all plant pots for storage and recycling.
This was what was on my list. I did countless other things in between this and that task.
I am proud to say the Saint did every thing that was put on his list! I am so proud of that man as he worked his rump off for me! I think the trick is to make him a list as Saturday, he seem to keep disappearing on me without a list to tackle. He was busy visiting with this one and that one in the neighborhood. I will remember to make him a list in the future. Hee hee....
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