Observations, pictures, and sketches highlight the transition of moving to the nations's Capitol after 30 years of living in the Midwest. A clash in cultures? Maybe not!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Frager's, Sandbags, and Patios
"If we don't have it, you don't need it" is absolutely true when it comes to hardware and assorted items at Frager's. Living in a first floor condo has definite merits like not having to wait for an elevator, easy in and out access for transporting groceries, and it feels like we live in a real home like in Milwaukee. But it can be just dreadful if you have a patio door and a heavy rain is expected. We've had some humdinger rain storms and have gone through several sand bags. Luckily it doesn't happen that often. We wrapped the last batch of sandbags in black trash bags because they were leaking. And we kept them under the patio chair because they were too heavy to move in to the shed. So we thought we would trek on over to Frager's and get some new bags and create four smaller bags out of the two difficult to move heavy bags. And of course Frager's had them. So we shifted the sand over to the new bags. It felt like mud as it was still wet from being in all that plastic. I suppose that's why the real sandbags are made of breathable material so the contents can dry out once in awhile. I thought it might be a good idea to leave the bags outside to dry up, but remembered it is supposed to rain all week. So they will remain outside in the event we need them. And even though the orange color matches the pillows, they will be put back in the shed for safe keeping. They may be functional, but they just aren't very decorative.