Wednesday, May 21, 2008
On Frustration (or why I hate shopping)
So I am trying to buy a greenhouse. One that will be able to withstand +50 mph winds, freezing winters, snow and +100F summers (not all summer, but still...). I have been trolling the internet for far too long now with little to no success. There are too many brands, too many websites and too few reviews for me to read. I don't want to get it wrong on an expensive investment that should hopefully invigorate our veggie gardening for years to come. And there are so many accessories! I have been working in a huge greenhouse so I can't imagine any greenhouse in Nevada working without evaporative coolers, thermostats, shade cloths, and all sorts of extras. I guess I could buy that stuff after the fact if I decided I need it.
AND they all come as kits. Which means I would have to assemble whatever one I chose. I hate assembling huge complicated things with no help.
And the help, oh yeah. The help says, "we need that, you should get it". But the help is the one with the fancy job and we do not have a joint bank account. So whenever he thinks we need something expensive that I would never think of buying on my own, I do all the shopping and all the work and end up putting it on my credit card where it sits for weeks until I badger him into paying me back. He doesn't get it. I wouldn't be doing this if it was my budget, and it's still weird to be doing it on his, apparently for both of us.