off topic-- gardening.
i've decided to bite the bullet and do flowers. i know it's not frugal at all, but to be honest, i love to garden. so, i'm doing a container garden so that -- if we move -- i can take any plants with me. in areas where things would stay -- such as the agapanthus -- i'm taking them form other's gardens (i'm suggesting that I go in and divide for them, and take any plants that they don't want), and using wildflower seeds that will grow quickly (and cost $1 per packet). so, those are free or very low cost, i just have to do a bit of work for them. :D but any expensive plants -- including herbs, flowers, etc -- will be in pots so that i can take them with if I want/need to.
DH also doesn't like to get dirty, but he's not aspie, just neurotic. :)
also off-topic: being hit by a bus. . .
big news here. a runner was hit by a bus just a few months ago, and it was a big deal (of course). people jay walk a lot, and the bus drivers really move. in this case, she just stepped out in front of the bus -- no one knows why -- and died within minutes. sad really.
it does happen, though it is rare.