As quilters, we’re all familiar with the saying “Measure twice, cut once”. Who hasn’t made a mistake in cutting quilt pieces? I often do so I’m not one to criticize anyone for making a mistake and I know better than ever to criticize my husband. If you’re a wife, you surely know that husbands so rarely make mistakes, it’s just real hard for them to handle being wrong. Every now and then . . it does happen and it happened here this week.
Last week Vince was planting the new apricot trees.
When I went out there, I asked “Are you sure those holes are 25′ apart?” Yes they are. He measured them! I said ok and didn’t question him. During the week I was out watering the trees and I was thinking about it. Our breakfast room in MO was 12′ wide and I kept finagling trying to figure out how to re-arrange things in there. I looked at those trees and thought to myself . . my breakfast room from MO would NOT fit between those trees. I went and got a tape measure and they were 11 feet apart! There’s a pretty big difference in 11′ and 25′.
That evening I asked him . . how far apart did you plant those trees? 25 feet! Vince! It’s not 25′!
So, yesterday he began digging a new hole.
He was not happy about having to replant one of them but in the long run, he’ll be glad he did.
We’re hoping to get some jujube trees this week but they’re about as hard to get as anything I’ve ever tried to get so I’ll be surprised if we get them. He said he was going to go ahead and dig extra holes for more trees so I guess if we aren’t lucky enough to get jujube, we’ll get something else. I’d be real happy to get another pear and maybe a couple of plums but I’m hoping for jujube.