Re: [gardeners] OT Men's Clutter, was Grass *is* low maintenace

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 15:53:30 -0400

>Don't tell my husband that my gardens will make the house harder to sell.
>Actually I am hoping to die in the house and have my children clean it out in
>order to receive their inheritance.  My husband is a finished carpenter who
>lives at lumber stores.  People remove the most wonderful things and replace
>them with new things because they want a change.  He of course brings it home.
>You would not believe our cellar.  My garden is my therapy.

ROFL!!!!  My GP, pack-rat hubby, came from the same mold.  Is this a "man

 A long time ago we decided to never move from this house.  We've been
working on the basement and the garage clutter for the last 14 years!  One
step forward, two steps back.  I still can't get my car into the two car
garage!!!  We even built an out-building for additional storage with garden
stuff (you name it), a great 1971 VW Beetle, and his woodworking tools.
Yet in the basement is the ham radio gear, his (and my) accumulation of
never-know-when-you-need-it scientific and other journals, three, 8 foot
shelves of floor to ceiling library, five prehistoric computers, numerous
sentimental dust collectors, 30 feet of closet storage, and "stuff" the
kids will pick-up "one of these days."  Holy clutter!!!

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5