We had a family day on Sunday. We went to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, then decided that we would go for some ice cream. The mom and pop places that I knew of weren't open. Well, one had closed completely. We ended up at Dairy Queen. A few stores down was a Big Lots with trees outside. I've wanted to plant another tree in our backyard, but they've been so expensive. We had a beautiful tulip tree we planted our very first spring here. My mother and father-in-law had purchased it for us as an Easter gift that year. It took about 4 years to kick into high gear with growing. She was finally growing like no tomorrow and a very late, very hard frost hit. All of her leaves instantly wilted and the next week Bethany the Tulip Tree died.
So, for the bargain price of $14.00, we brought home a 7 foot Silver Maple. It was a hair too long for the length of the car, so we opened the moon roof and popped it right on through.
It's hard to see, but there is a blue bag under it (to keep it from scratching the paint!) and the twigs to the top of the tree are sticking out.
Klassy tree movers, we are! :) And yes, I did wrap reuseable shopping bags around the limbs to keep them from catching and breaking off. Hubs and K- were digging the hole. No, I haven't cleared the beds yet. It's just been too cold for me yet. I wait to uncover my plants when I can be sure that it is good and warm. I know that they are fine, but I still like to keep them tucked in.
Hubs giving the final touches to filling the hole in. Look! It's a tree! It's planted! Hooray!
We've got her all fed, watered, mulched (Hubs had some mulch in reserve from last year), staked and now she is happily enjoying the sunshine.
Grow little tree! Grow!
Day 6: Love is not irritable. He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. -- Proverbs 16:32
Today's Dare: Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list of areas where you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.