My mother used to say, "If all of your friends were jumping off the roof, would you?" whenever she thought that perhaps I was being too peer-influenced. Leaving aside the notion that I clearly paid for my not doing so by bearing children who think jumping off a roof sounds like a terrific idea, sometimes crowd-following isn't a bad idea.
Take gardening, for example. I'll probably not ever McGyver my entire yard a la EG, but I can take the best ideas out there and make them my own.
Like starting seeds when it's time. Here's a tray of lettuce, just waiting to get big enough to be bird-proof. New seeds as of this fall, they came up in three days.
After being annoyed at getting shocked every time I touched my light set up, I went out and bought all new flourescent fixtures. Apparently it wasn't the fixtures, but something else leaking, so now I have more lights than I did before, and I just wear tennies when I'm downstairs.
Preserving and Supports
9 hours ago