Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rust ~ Post No. 31

After we bought this house, Errol spent part of a year fixing the inside, cleaning, remodeling, painting, and so on, while I finished up my work at UCLA. 

Then in September 2006, I moved here and Errol went back to Los Angeles to continue to work for several more years. He was six years younger than I and wanted to work until at least he was at least 65. 

So here I was, lots of things needed to be done outside and all our tools and our wheelbarrow were in Los Angeles. When I discovered this rusty old thing, I sort of fell for it. And I used it for a couple of years. 

This year, I made it part of my yard art display. You have now seen the three individual parts - a picture of the full display will follow in another post. 

And then I found the cutest rusty thing on one of my fence posts. That will follow soon too. 


  1. Hi Inger - lovely to see the nostalgic post ... happy memories, sad too I know. That's a reasonable size wheel-barrow though ... take care and stay safe ... Hilary

  2. That little rusty wheelbarrow still looks sturdy enough to use. I know someone who would use it as a planter.
    Take care,
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Good that a little rust didn't keep you from using it. Bet it could still haul what you need.

  4. It is a treasure, and I can see it with plants in it, or even coloured rocks.

  5. I am looking forward to seeing your whole yard display!

  6. I have a green one just like that and it is slowly started to look like yours! :)

  7. Love the "rust" posts and your story behind it. I was always working in my yard - we had an acre- always creating new sitting places, moving rocks, trimming, planting, etc.... For me, I retired from medical transcription (working at home for several of those years) and I would get my work done and then was always out in the yard afterwards. I retired in 2006 ... You sound like you had a lot of work around there and enjoyed it while Errol finished working in LA. You must have done so much on your own - wow. From the looks of your property you have a big lot.

  8. That's one of those neat old things that you never want to get rid of! It could be useful or hold dirt and flowers! Take are and have a good week!

  9. Despite the rust, or maybe because of it this wheelbarrow looks just ..lovely!
    I would have fallen for it either.

  10. I love wheelbarrows!
    we had 2 and 1/2 acres for several years before Bob got sick.
    I had one like that and I fell in love. I took care of all the yard work.
    it was fun and though I had a riding mower I always raked it by hand.
    it took me most of the day! lol. my rake and trusty wheelbarrow.
    and to hear your story of this one was so touching.
    can't wait to see it all!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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