A very disappointing day …

“Do the best you can until you know better.
Then when you know better, do better.”

― Maya Angelou


We have waited a long time to get our greenhouse up and yesterday was the day it was supposed to go up.  We hired Arty, the man that made some of our rabbit tractors and most of our raised beds to help Wally because I was seriously in the weeds with school work.

I could see their progress from the office window and it did not look good.  Around lunchtime I ran to Subway to get sandwiches for them and when I got back, Wally said, “I think it’s a good time to take a break from this and re-evaluate.”  I asked what was wrong and he said this was not like the other ShelterLogic buildings that we’ve put together and used over the years, it is really poor quality.  Arty said that he couldn’t see it lasting long and they showed me the issues.  I agreed and went back in the house to call NorthernTool to see if they would take it back given we’ve had it for longer than 30 days.  Luckily, they readily agreed and Wally and Arty took it apart, put it back in the box and back it went.

I am so glad NorthernTool took it back.  We could have made it work, but it would have been extremely aggravating and given how much we paid for it, we should not have had to make repairs to it within hours of it having been put up.  Luckily the doors went on before the main cover and it was the doors where the initial issues were.  Who knows how the main cover would have been.

The quality of ShelterLogic shelters has gone downhill from when we first started buying them, but they do the job.  This greenhouse would not have done the job.

So, now we are back to square one.  To add insult to injury, we lost power around 4:30 and I do not think it came back on until after 10:00 and we had ducklings newly hatched and hatching.  Luckily I was able to keep enough heat in the incubator and brooder to keep them alive.  We had a really nice hatch this time so the thermometer with humidity gauge did the trick.

My school work did not get finished thanks to no power and we did not eat supper.  We were both too tired to go back out to get it (no power, no opening the refrigerator or cooking).  No power here means no water either.  A generator is looming in our future.

So, we are back to square one on the greenhouse and I still have a boatload of school work to get done.

Until later …