I returned the only thing we rented for Edda’s birthday party – 30 chairs. Now we own the tables, the griddle, the chafing dish, the sterno, the pancake batter dispenser, all the silverware and 17 ladles.
Three or four years ago, I planted about 10 crocus bulbs in the front yard. I had visions of them spreading every year until they would cover the whole front yard. They did not really spread, they remain 10 little clumps of four flowers (I guess every year, one gets one more flower). It’s like a little treasure hunt to find them poking out of the cold ground once winter loosens his grip.