One of life's little pleasures is to pull up to your home and see a package waiting for you at the front door. The anticipation of seeing who it's from and what the brown cardboard box holds is a small joy that can't help but put a smile on your face.
That's what happened to Godson on Friday. One of my nieces, who visited here last Spring, knew he and his mom were big gardeners and had the yard in their new house to plant a sizable vegetable garden.
Well, the garden is about to get a little bigger. Godson received a "Giant Watermelon Growing Kit".
His mom and I spent a few hours this past weekend working on the soil and preparing the bed where the watermelons would reside. It's a huge, wide planter, quite deep, that runs along two sides of the yard near the swimming pool-- Perfect for watermelon vines that can grow up to 12 feet long.
This planter has been there for a very long while and was in need of soil amendments and freshening up before anything could possibly grow so we got out the usual garden tools, worked like dogs, and dug and turned and dug and turned and dug, and dug and.... WTH!?!?!
We started to hit junk-- Filler junk so that the original owners wouldn't need so much dirt-- Lots of empty plastic bottles, bricks, old pipe fittings, plastic kids toys, including a couple of Barbie dolls, dozens of tennis balls, broken pottery, a pair of tennis shoes, and one very large, hot pink, anatomically correct-- vibrator!
I pulled that thing out, realized what it was, and tossed in the air like a hot potato... which my BFF caught and immediately tossed over her shoulder... Landing in the swimming pool... Where it looked even pinker and even bigger.
We were laughing so hard it took us about ten minutes to fish it out of the deep end of the pool. Staring as it dripped in the pool net, we did the only thing we could think of and buried it back in the far end of the planter where it will hopefully never be seen again.
Why didn't we put it in the garbage? BFF has a neighbor who's famous for garbage picking in other people's trash and THAT was the last thing we wanted the picker to pull out!
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