About this blog

With the generous help of my grandma, I am spending this spring and summer learning how to garden
by plunging in headfirst. This blog is a narrative of my adventures.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sometimes My Brain Doesn't Work

Yesterday I was weeding (see the post entitled "Weeding Buddy") and set a pile of yard waste bags on top of my car thinking I would move them to the garage next time I made a trip in that direction. I promptly forgot I had put them there until I had gone inside for the day and when I looked through the sliding glass door and saw them still sitting on the car I decided it wasn't going to rain and I would deal with them later.

I kept forgetting about them and this morning that thing that only happens in sitcoms happened. I somehow completely blocked them out of my field of vision as I got into my car, backed out of the driveway, and drove to an appointment.

My guess is some enterprising neighbor has found a few free yard waste bags in the road this morning, but I'll retrace a few blocks of my route just to make sure. After that I think I'll be making a trip to the hardware store.

It's a good thing I don't have children.


  1. Join the club! On three separate occasions in the past year I have placed a ceramic mug filled with coffee on the top of my car as I struggle to load my backpack, lunch, purse into the car. Imagine my surprise when driving down the driveway I hear clunk, splash, crash... goodbye coffee, goodbye mug.

  2. One time I was on my way to the eye doctor and I left my glasses sitting on top of the car. That's probably the worst thing you can leave up there. They were in a hard case though and I saw them flying off through the back window so I was able to retrieve them undamaged.

    I managed to find one yard waste bag in the street today. I'm pretty sure there were two or three in the stack so I don't know where the others ended up, but at least I got one back.

  3. Ha! I can totally see myself doing exactly the same thing. :-)