Our gift to Kubota is to purchase unlimited data for his phone. Hither-to-fore he has not been mature enough for the privilege. When he was making the case for getting unlimited data he said that he often had to drive places for work. When he ran out of data, he had to run into a McDonalds, pretend to use the bathroom and pull directions off their WIFI. I am a sucker for arguments that pose the desired item or privilege as a tool.
The nice lady at the Verizon store informed me that two of our phones were going to stop working January 1, 2020 when Verizon turned off 3G. It is going to be difficult to say good-bye to the old flip phone but I might have to get a smart phone.
The thing that tipped me was Proud Hillbilly writing that she monitored her wireless security cameras with her phone. She can scope out the cameras while parked on the street to see if there are goblins skulking about. Or, hearing a noise at night she can flip through the cameras and see if Joe Biden is lurking outside her bedroom door.
I am going to miss having 18 days of stand-by battery life.
Skunk Cabbage is up.
I had several tasks lined up. I marked the Cherrybark Oak that Kubota and I planted with surveyor's tape.
I threw some fertilizer and red clover seed on the ground in some sunny spots.
I cut eight, 8' Black Locust posts, augered the holes and sunk the posts. These are the end posts for the four rows of apple trees I am planting in the orchard. My plan is to cut and sink another eight poles and then fill in the rest with T posts. Run a wire at 4' and put 2"-by-4" welded wire fencing around each tree.
It has been my experience that planting fruit trees without armoring them is a waste of money, time and emotion.
|Caro Rich tomato.
I am a dinosaur. I like to keep my skills up. I will buy most of my plants from Roger Hastay but I am doing one set of seeds on my own.
Mrs ERJ gave me the go-ahead to put some temporary shelves up in the kid's bathroom. That window has our best sunlight.