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Friday, May 29, 2015

That Garden Enclosure

I don't want to mention much about it until it is done,  but I had to correct an error.  The existing chicken wire is black vinyl-coated.  Because of a silly mistake in thinking of the length of the sides, I was two 50' rolls short of complete coverage. 

So I ordered more.  Wrong type.  Non-vinyl-coated and gray.  I envisioned it.  Alternate strips of black and gray...  Functionally irrelevent.  But it would have bothered me for 20 years.   So I ordered 2 rolls of the black vinyl-coated chicken wire today.  Should arrive in several days

Better to pay to make something right in a week than be annoyed for 20 years...  I'll find a use for the gray chicken wire elsewhere eventually.




4 comments:

Megan said...

Good decision Mark. But couldn't you have returned the grey stuff that you didn't want?

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Well, I try to take responsibility for my purchases. If the supplier gets it wrong, I do certainly make them correct things. But when I get it wrong, I accept it. After I unrolled both rolls of the new chicken wire, I suddenly thought "WHOA this isn't black vinyl-covered chicken wire" and I checked my order with Amazon. It was MY mistake.

When I make a mistake, I pay for it. But I'll find a use for it soon enough. Right now, I'm thinking "deer barrier" around my hostas in the front yard. Not the prettiest deer-barrier, but it might not take much to keep them away. Not as a fence, but as a ground cover a foot high. I bet they wouldn't like walking on it!

Megan said...

Fair enough.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Katie Isabella said...

Good idea to me. And one of my sons has 9 deer rolling and messing up his back yard every single day. He can't feed the birds any more..he can't have plants...it's bad.