As for the winter, the weather has not been bad lately. I dressed an old jacket, a sweater, and I went to finish some work in the garden I started a few months ago. I found my old garden hose hidden beneath the leaves. It was dirty and in bad shape. I started cleaning it only to get discouraged about an hour later. I figured that if I am going to have a garden hose in my garden, I am also going to need a hose reel to prevent the hose from getting dirty every time I leave it in the garden. I came back home an hour later, sat in front of my computer and I started looking for some info on garden hose reels. At first, I did not find anything that I liked. Most hose reels were either too expensive or not practical. Some of them were also not available in my area. I guess my search is going to continue for the next few days.