All is not lost however, because the MS thing has a vinyl cover so I am going to use it as a small greenhouse on the deck. He suggested that we go right over to the Container Store and get another rack, which we did. They had a commercial clothes rack all metal that I love, love, love. Big wheels too. It is the kind they wheel down the streets of the garment district in NY. It is now all set up and loaded with two tons of garments, and not flinching at all.
Today I pick up the new rototiller from Sears, hopefully.
The new neighbor came over and introduced himself to the spouse, bringing a plate of cookies he made himself. I was out to the K-Mart at the time, making an ill-advised Martha Stewart purchase. The spouse and I laughed about this afterward, since traditionally the established neighbors are suppposed to take the cookies over to the new neighbors, but what the heck. I am telling the spouse that it is all good: the guy cooks, he doesn't have a motorcycle to ride around the yard, doesn't seem to be a drug dealer, his dogs are silent, and he mows his lawn, plus is a nice guy. Can't ask for more, I think.