Sometimes the Best Things Are Free!

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A free fountain gets a forever home!

A free fountain gets a forever home!

For the longest time, I have wanted to find a used fountain. Not to Big, not to small with three tiers…just the right size!

This morning as Daisy and myself were taking a walk, I decided to go a different way.  Standing at the corner, waiting for traffic to clear so we could cross the street, I suddenly turned left and keep going.  Not my usual route! (At the time I wondered why I decided to take this path, and what this different route would  hold for me. Little did I know I was about to find out!)  As we made our way down the street, saying good morning to the neighbors standing outside, one man stopped me, and wanted to pet Daisy.  So I stopped!  While talking to him, I realized he and his wife were helping to clean out the house of a 97-year-old man who had just passed away.  They were giving away the furniture, and since the exterior was cluttered, the house must be just as bad.   (I resisted  asking about the furniture knowing it would be old,  out of date, and I really didn’t have time to refinish furniture.)  When he told me that, I asked what they were going to do with the fountain?  After asking me if I wanted it, he checked with his wife to find out if it was ok to give it to me.  I really didn’t expect to get it for free, but I’ll certainly accept the gift.

Mike made sure I knew it worked, and was in perfect order.  He said it would make the man who had lived here happy to know someone gave his fountain a good home, and loved it. Sadly, I really don’t care if it works or not, my intent is to make a succulent garden out of it.   My inspiration for planting a fountain in part comes from Debra Lee Baldwin.  She is an expert in succulents, and container planting.

I’ll give it a forever home, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to have it.

 I’m trying not to feel guilty about not using it as a fountain!

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