Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – Transplants in Greenhouse, Shipment of Plugs, Letter from Eldon

We spent our whole work day in the greenhouses transplanting a large variety of different plants into larger pots. There is a sense of urgency to get everything done for a couple of reasons. First Richard is expecting two shipments of plugs to arrive from his suppliers this week and we need the space in the greenhouses. Second, it is already spring in Illinois, it is very warm and today’s high was 73 degrees!
Richard wasn’t expecting the first shipment of “Plugs” to arrive until tomorrow but just before we broke for lunch they arrived. This shipment was only four boxes full; about a quarter of the size of the shipment we received two weeks ago on the 15th.
We didn’t have time today to start transplanting the plugs in today’s shipment. We will start doing that tomorrow morning. Hopefully we can get them all done quickly. Today’s shipment had 17 different kinds of plants in a wide variety of colors. Many of them are plants that Richard will try for the first time on the grounds of Old Nauvoo. This summer they are going to look great!
Today I received an interesting phone call from the mission secretary. She asked me if I had a grandson named Eldon? Well yes, as a matter of fact I do. She said the mission received a letter today addressed to the mission from Watson’s Flowers in Mesa, Arizona. Since it didn’t have a senior missionary’s name as the addressee, she opened it. Inside there was a full sheet of paper that said “I love you grandma and grandpa. From Eldon.  The mission secretary realized Sis. Johnson and I own a flower shop and the envelope was her clue who the letter was for. 
Evidently our four year old grandson, Eldon got one of his older sisters to help him address the envelope and they forgot to put our names on the front. Thank you Eldon for the letter and the picture. We love to receive letter from home.

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