Yesterday I was in the West Wing checking my email when I noticed a sparrow that was having difficulty drinking at the bird bath because the water was so low. Okay, okay, I'll get you some more water. Once outside, I discovered it was indeed a lovely day. Okay, okay, I'll spend some time outside in the yard. I was feeling lazy, though, so all I did was move the last of the woodpile closer to the house and cut down errant mulberries and other unwanteds.
Inside, when I tried to turn on the lights over the now-sprouted zinnias and calendulas, the GFC kept tripping. I am not electricity-savvy, so I have no idea why it the circuit worked fine for several days, but now would not. Originally, I had placed my freezer in this spot in the mudroom, but the recalcitrant GFC convinced me to move it elsewhere. Placing the wire shelving with the grow lights seemed like a good idea, but not if the lights won't stay lit. So that too was relocated. What I really want to put there is a cupboard for coats and cleaning stuff, but I haven't found one I like yet.
I am also contemplating how best to fence in the vegetable garden. Last year it looked like a graveyard for chicken wire, but said chicken wire did not keep the voles out of the potatoes. My SO and I cruised Home Depot and Lowes last night, looking for ideas. I also purchased some basil and marigold seeds, a new hose to replace one that has become brittle and leaky, a bale of peat so I can mix my own potting soil, some primer for painting my Adirondack chairs and new exterior doors, a downspout extender, etc. Somehow I managed to blow $80 without even trying. Still, gardening and yard work are cheaper than therapy!