Three Trees

I have been tending some trees behind my classroom. I planted three plumeria cuttings, but only one has survived. That survivor was looking withered and all the leaf-sprouts had turned black and dropped off. I decided I would keep watering it. It’s looking better!

See the new leaf on the branch at the top?

I also planted three puakenikeni trees. Also only one of them has survived. I think it will make it, as long as I keep watering it. Over Thanksgiving break, I spread some potting soil around it to help suppress the grass.

The soil also makes a nice water reservoir.

The tree that looks the best right now is the puakenikeni I planted when I buried Gus. It was larger already, which I think is helping it remain healthy.

I amended the soil around it as well.
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3 Responses to Three Trees

  1. Lauren says:

    Look at you – making a tropical paradise even better. That’s pretty cool, Brad. I hope that they thrive!

    (Is that pop can growing into a tree or is it your watering vessel?)

  2. Rachel S says:

    Did you purposely plan to plant perinials that all started with a proper P, and that I cannot possibly properly pronounce? ๐Ÿ™‚ Pleasantly pleased they are prospering. Peace out.

  3. Debbie says:

    Water is the magic liquid. Good for to plant trees where you work. We both have plumarias now! Nice little circle of fun….i would grow there.

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Free Furniture

I think I’ve written before about how the dumpster corrals at my condo complex sometimes have usable things left in them. The other day, I was driving by one and saw a small table that would fit perfectly next to the bed in my guest room.

I brought it in, cleaned it off, and put it in place. Perfect! Before, there was a cardboard box serving as a night stand. Now anyone sleeping there will have a sturdy surface and lots of room for their phone or glasses or whatnot.

Don’t worry, Lauren. I checked it thoroughly for bedbugs ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Same but Different

I have a particular kind of wallet I like. It’s a small card case type wallet. It’s always been hard to find. I usually end up finding it as an insert in an larger wallet. I buy the larger wallet, then use only the card case.

My current wallet was falling apart and I’d looked at various sales and not-sales and wasn’t seeing a replacement. Then it occurred to me – I could just look online! I found it right away.

It came in the mail yesterday. I switched contents right away.

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Finger Fun

I found a tiny box over the weekend, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it: do the “finger in a box”.

Ha! It’s a trick. You cut a hole in the bottom of the box, then stick your finger through. You have to kind of hide your “missing” finger with the box top, but if you practice, you can get it down pretty good.

I took it to church yesterday morning and showed a few people. It was a hit! Andrea even remembered doing the same thing when she was a kid.

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Shopping Local

I had a sleep-in morning yesterday. It was delightful! After a slow and easy wake-up, I decided I’d go to Kahului for breakfast at IHOP. Mmm…

After breakfast, I drove around a little and window-shopped. My last stop was at the mall. The library has a used bookstore there, and I spent a while looking around. It was not just window shopping.

I was excited to find a fantasy series that I have always wanted to read, but never got around to. The whole set was $5. Amazing!

They also had DVDs for $1 and CDs for 50ยข. I have a CD player in my classroom, so I got a few things I’ll enjoy playing in the mornings before school. I also go a DVD for my classroom set of kid-friendly movies.

Looks like I’ll have to start reading more seriously.
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