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For Want Of A Nail

I just finally wriggled out from under a Housework Chain. These things don't always happen, and I'm glad of the results when they happen, but they are annoying when they do happen.

1. I knew that I needed to repot one of my plants, a giant monster aloe that had almost as many babies as the Duggars.

2. When thinking about repotting, I looked at the spider plant and realized that it needed repotting as well, and even more urgently. It also needed a change of scene, from the windowsill to someplace that was not a windowsill.

3. This led me on the hunt for a plant stand, as well as a new pot for the aloe and some new potting soil.

4. Over the course of two days, everyone got repotted, the monster aloe was broken up, and now I've got the babies adjusting to their new pots.

5. Unfortunately, while doing this, I realized just how filthy my windowsills were. Which meant that, after repotting the aloes this morning, I also had to scrub the windowsills and wash some of the decorations that live on them. Argh!

Fortunately, everything is washed, dried, displayed, repotted, set on a plant stand, and otherwise taken care of. And it's nice to have everything clean and done. But, boy, was it annoying to get caught in a Housework Chain! I also suspect that I'll just end up doing a general houseclean after I get back from the singings this weekend. Well, at least I'll end up with a clean house, and that's always pleasant.


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Jul. 13th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
It's a dirty job, but it's got to be done eventually. I wish you courage and the intestinal fortitude to face down the plants!
Jul. 13th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
Argh! The dreaded Housework Chain. Alas, I know them well. (Had one on Monday when I accidentally dropped the remote under the bed--never look under your bed if you have two long haired dogs! That was hours of, 'well, better do this too, since I'm here,' un-fun).

But good for you for getting stuff repotted. That is at least rewarding.
Jul. 13th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, the repotted plants seem much happier already. The spider plant, in particular, really perked up and looks like a fireworks burst. It's so much happier in the corner on the plant stand than in the windowsill.
Jul. 13th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Your post reminds me of the four little plants that have been waiting to be potted and put in a windowsill for the last two months. I don't suppose you're driving north on any pot-planting missions soon?
Jul. 13th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Alas. I'm driving east and then north on a singing mission, first in Indiana and then in Michigan. Kind of the opposite direction from you.

Jul. 15th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
I'd never heard the phrase Housework Chain before, but as soon as you started desscribing what happened, I was nodding in recognition. One reason I hate housework. You can't ever seem to do just one thing and be done. You always either have to do something else to do the thing you want to do OR, as in your case, you get caught up noticing "just one more thing" that should be done.

At least you have happy plants now.
Jul. 15th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
I've found great joy and solace in to-do lists. Specifically, in crossing things off of to-do lists. There's something about making some sort of physical announcement that you've accomplished a task, even if it's only to yourself, that makes the task just a wee bit more pleasant.

That, and happy plants.
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