It’s Sunday morning, close to about noon, but I’m just getting around to this. I don’t really have anything in mind to talk about so it’ll be a little stream of consciousness in the river of consciousness that is my blog. Everything’s going well, this weekend has mostly been about relaxing, my wife was supposed to go to a conference in Atlanta, but stayed home to recover as well. Oh, last night I turned the heater on in the green house at night because I don’t need it when the sun is out, but I couldn’t see and am new to this heater so I thought one click will set it to the low heat setting. Instead it was set to the fan setting and it got pretty cold in there last night. Thankfully still above freezing so that’s good, but these are the tiny details that I’ll be learning and why I’m doing this stuff now.
I’m so used to a problem occurring and then I figure out what it needs to be solved. By then damage is usually done. What I mean is I’m figuring out the kinks when Fall is in the early stages rather than the thick of Winter because a slip like that in January could mean some dead plants. I’m also extending the idea to life in general. I guess part of getting older is developing your abilities of foresight. There’s a 19 yro in my woodworking class who still doesn’t appreciate foresight like I do now, which is typical of that age. I’m trying to help guide him to spend more time in planning and save him time fixing mistakes, but I know it’s hard to take other people’s advice at that age. Mark Twain has a quote I’ve always liked, “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”