After a couple of false starts, my garden is complete!
I'm so proud of myself.
Here's how it happened, chronologically (I'm a nerd).
Thursday--Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, and Paige stop in on their drive to Philadelphia. Grandpa instructs me on the proper location for the garden AND exactly what type of wood to buy to make a raised garden bed.
Saturday--While borrowing Mike's truck, I force David to go to Lowes and buy the necessary lumber and a crap-ton of soil.
Sunday--We go to Six Flags. No progress made.
Monday--I go to work and Nick and Shireen visit. Again, no progress is made.
Tuesday--I start drilling holes for my corner pieces. It starts to rain. I wait until it kind of lets up and go on a run. After the run, the rain lets up but the battery on my cordless drill dies. I charge and wait.
Wednesday--I stop at Ace Hardware on my way to run with Susan and purchase a corner clamp. I run with Susan, go to the gym, go to lunch with Tara, go shopping, AND then start on the garden bed.
After getting all the pieces nailed/screwed together, I realized I probably needed some of that black paper that keeps out weeds...so I run to the local garden center and buy some...and some vegetables (they were buy 1 get 1 free!).
And with my plants!
I planted zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, celery, watermelon, and melon. I also left a little area for strawberries.
As evidenced by the ridiculous photo shoot I forced David to do.
I'm such a dork...but excited enough about my garden to give you WAAAY too many details!