Why It’s Called An African Spear

We have our house back. We’re out of the pit that was called a holiday apartment. We’ve spent the last two days cleaning, hauling, arranging, and rearranging.

I’d like everything to be completely in place.


It’s not. But it’s already presentable and we love it. There will be pictures (before and after).

Meanwhile, I’ve got bruises and scratches from all this manual labor. I bruise and scratch easily (being the son of the Dowager Duchess on whom the story, “The Princess and the Pea,” was based). Also, when I get into work mode, I’m a bit of a whirling dervish.

Our Sansevieria Cylindrica, purchased in December 2013 (click here), also known as Cylindrical Snake Plant or African Spear, has grown tremendously. In December 2015, I moved it from the dresser in the bedroom to a plant stand in the living room. During the final days of renovations, I moved the plant back to the dresser to keep it out of the way.

I was stabbed three times today (twice while trying to get a pair of socks from a dresser drawer). Those “spears” are aptly named. The plant is back in the living room. 

Did I mention I rolled out of bed — and onto the floor — last week? My ankle, hand, and hip have healed nicely, thank you.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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