It has been a very busy week. Last Saturday I picked up my dive equipment and went to the local pool with my instructor to test out my equipment. I had my regulator rebuilt and it worked well. All the rest of my gear was in good working order. It felt really good to be back in my dive gear and in the water. I cannot wait for my next real dive, probably at the quarry in Rawlings. This Saturday, I was busy doing outside work. The weather was beautiful today with warm temperatures and sunny sky. I went to Home Depot and bought a new lawn mower. My old one was a piece of junk so I had to buy a new mower. The new mower is a Toro with a 6.5 horsepower motor, front wheel drive, and a recycler and grass bag. I mowed the back yard and it did a great job. I also bought some more flower seeds to plant, along with some new garden tools, top soil, and cow manure for my garden. I transplanted the flowers that I had been growing indoors to my flower bed outside and added the flower seeds I had bought.
Tomorrow I will determine the best place in the back yard to put my vegetable garden. I am planning on a single 15 ft. by 3 ft. row that will be raised and have a depth of about 18 inches. The gardening book I bought said that wide, deep rows were the best way to garden. I will have to remove the sod, add the manure, and loosen the soil to a depth of 18 inches. I will wait until next week to start the actual planting. Between gardening and scuba diving this summer, I expect to stay busy.