Many, many pictures will be taken over the months that follow. Personally, I want everything “picture perfect” 😉 so, obviously, the dolly needed a coat of paint.
The suggestions–offered by Garden Tower Project–were read and documented (for reference). Strangely (my fault?), I couldn’t locate casters at Lowe’s, and casters at Tractor Supply were “too expensive” (imho). Furthermore, at Tractor Supply, I wasn’t provided information about the composition of the wheel. At Garden Tower Project, polyolefine was recommended. I hasten to say that the casters I ordered are probably much heavier than I need. But, this old lady wants to effortlessly navigate her Tower!!
I searched the Internet (far and wide) for a “drum dolly” (none locally at Lowe’s or Tractor Supply). Drum dollies are widely available but I decided, instead, to spend extra dollars on exceptional casters. They will be attached to an unattractive–but sturdy–platform of two 2”x12” planks.
Some bolts will be purchased–to secure the Tower–but I speculate my total expense will be less than $60.00.
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“READ THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY before unpacking your Garden Tower!”
Ha, ha, guess what?! I didn’t read the directions; I just went ahead and assembled the Tower. ~~ So simple: An eighty-year-old lady found it effortless!! ~~ Truthfully, the center pieces need to be installed. A platform, with swivel casters, needs to be built. But I’m off to a good start.
It’s a beautiful afternoon so (at 2 o’clock) I’ll sit on my patio and read the instructions. ~~ I have high-quality planter soil. Now I wait for Spring so I can start planting.
Creating a new blog is an interesting experience. Features are different from Three Quarters And Counting. I’ll master; I’ll learn!! I get my physical exercise working in the yard; I receive mental gymnastics creating blog messages.
Remember the words to an old hymn, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through. My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue”?? ~~ I feel like “this world is not my home.” Why? Because my thinking is out-of-sync with most individuals. My friends and neighbors are content with the meals served in the dining room at the CARE Center. Personally, I want more fresh vegetables!!
During Spring and Summer of 2015, I tried to raise some organic vegetables. Our weather (in Texas) was miserably hot and humid and the plants died. Perhaps 2016 will, likewise, be disappointing, weather-wise, BUT I’m going to approach a vegetable garden again.
On January 29, 2014, I found Internet advertisements for the Garden Tower (and Tower Garden) vertical planter(s). They really caught my attention because I do not have a lot of space for a traditional garden. The place I call “home” consists of a twenty-seven foot fifth-wheel Carriage travel trailer on a site approximately thirty feet wide and seventy-two feet long.
I live at the “CARE“ Center adjacent to the Escapees Rainbow’s End RV Park in Livingston, Texas (about ninety miles northeast of Houston). “CARE” is an acronym for Continuing Assistance Retired Escapees. See how I created a blog title, Casual Approach Rejected Entirely, that can be (likewise) simplified to CARE??
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Dear Lorraine Edwards,
Thank you for your order from Garden Tower Project! We wanted to let you know that your order (#4909) is being prepared to ship via FedEx, FedEx Home Delivery® on 12/1/2015. You can track your package at any time using the link below.
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155 CARE CENTER DR
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Thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you in the future!
Not only am I “getting started” with the Garden Tower Project, I am “getting started” with this new blog. Strangely, the layout is much different from Three Quarters And Counting. I’m needing to grope around (in the dark) to figure out how to publish my thoughts. I’ll explore to see if I can find a format I’m comfortable with. Example: There is no underline available… and I like to use “underline” for emphasis. Where is “save”??