I drove past the old place (at 30th & Alberta) a few days ago on my way to pick up some over- flow hoses and boy has it changed! The once trimmed bushes (that I trimmed) are now over grown and it looks like someone had been drinking and drove his can through a section of the hedge out front, probably on "Last Thursday". My shop actually set back behind what the neighborhood called "The Mansion", which in it's hay day was probably the talk of the town but now looks like as if the Adams Family lives there. I'm not sure what happened, it was suppose to have been auctioned off last January but it doesn't look so. I should have drove down the back alley and peered over the fence to see what the back area, where my rain barrel display garden used to be, but I didn't. I'll have to wait till I do another drive by (next time I need over-flow hoses).
A week ago I emailed a company about carrying one of their products called a Rain Saucer. It's an interesting product that you connect to a rain barrel where there is no gutter or down spout available. It's mainly for the use in third world countries but can be used anywhere. A good example would be at a community garden or even in your own back yard if your garden was too far from the house to use a rain barrel efficiently. Anyway......He emailed me and said that he was coming up to Portland for a rain harvesting convention and that he would like to use one of my rain barrels as part of the demonstration AND after the convention that he would give me the Rain Saucer the he used in that demonstration. All I can say is wow. I cant wait to set up several in my display yard.
Well...... I have a couple of large orders to finish so I had better get on those. Bye for now.