….and slowly, ever so slowly, the greenhouse comes into being. “In the
beginning, uh rather, in the eventuality, Dave and Sally will probably finish the greenhouse….”
But it has taken us way more than six days. In fact, unlike God, we work on the seventh day and rest for six.
So, we are still not done. But at least, except for a bit of caulking on the SE facing windows, we are inside and can work out of the rain. We are about to start on the shelf-tables upon which the plants will sit. I am already imagining the bounty…..which hasn’t helped with the pace of getting it done but it does instill a bit of enthusiasm.
“Geez, Dave, ya gonna get ‘er done before winter sets in?”
Depends on Sal. And I am happy to report that the above mentioned enthusiasm finally being manifested is coming from her. And THAT is what I have been waiting for.
Of course, quilting and yoga and squirrels still take top priority but she is at least ready, willing and able to carry on now. Like all our projects, I dream them up, then I initiate things by buying supplies and making a mess and then I nap. She resists the idea, balks at the purchases, drags her feet through stage one and then helps like forced labour until we are about 25% done. Then her natural drive to accomplish things takes over and she shifts into gear and things start to REALLY get done.
That’s when you put on your safety gear.
The first obvious indication of the BIG shift is when she wakes me from my nap by snapping her fingers and saying, “Hey! That greenhouse isn’t gonna build itself, ya know!”
The second indicator is when she goes to the work site before me (that marks the 25% done stage).
Third indicator is when she carries on when I get tired and return to napping. It’s a beautiful system, really.
Small setback: I was going to show you some pictures but they were already loaded into her computer and that broke when she saw a mouse, shrieked, leaped in the air and, flailing wildly, landed on her screen.
So………………not only are we close to getting a new greenhouse, Sal is probably closer to getting a new computer.
And you wonder what we do all day………….