A few times a year I have an opportunity to work the "day job" from home. With the work laptop home and the magic of "virtual private networks", it's almost like being at my desk. It was a nice day and I decided to work outside for an hour or so, mostly to demonstrate to my co-workers I could ;-) and I sent them this pic to prove it . One of the 'girls' apparently decided I needed help. I wouldn't let her, but she was itching to try her hand (or claws) at the keyboard. (I blurred out the screen at bit so the day-job legal folks wouldn't get cranky.)
Garden work always means the 'helpers' are close. When I was cleaning the quack grass out the beds (again), they were right there to lend a "claw". A lot of "claw"...
|The worms are directly under my fork, so that is where they want to be.|
|The "girls" and I (mostly "I") pulling out the quack grass roots.|
|I'm never alone in the garden. Even if I would like to be.|
We did manage to get into a bit (a weeeee bit) of helpful rhythm when we planting. The 'girls' are always in the bed I'm working on, or the last one. As long as I stayed two beds ahead of De planting it worked out OK. I would have the "main" help in the bed I was digging, Ivan and the girls would be "leveling out" the last one I worked on, and De was (relatively) free to plant.
|The production line at work!|
|De got first 'dibs'. Tank Top! OUCH!|
|I got my turn. At least the claws weren't an issue.|
|Funny, and I'm flattered I suppose, but it did slow down the work a bit.|
Garden work is not the only thing that draws an audience. This time it was replacing a headlamp bulb (accessed, on my Equinox, via the wheel well. Grrr! What genius thought that was good idea?).
|"Yes, I know the light is over there, but you get to the bulbs through here!"|
|"Hey!! He's right!! You really can't get to the bulbs from up here!"|
You gotta see the fun in life where you can. Hope you enjoy!