I’m finding it so hard to spend any time on the computer lately, because it’s so hard to be indoors at all! Austin has to be The Greatest Place on Earth this week. The weather is perfect, the birds are singing, and everyone is just a little bit happier.
Also! Green! Since I moved here in December, everything has been brown. I didn’t know that my backyard has shade! Or that there are flowers out front! Or that my tree isn’t dead!
This is what I’ve been doing…
|I got a gazebo, and I don’t even care that I have a real house anymore.
I might just move the fridge out here and sell the house to someone else.
|This is my back patio before. Concrete slab.|
|Now it’s an oasis of bug-free shade. And I’m not even done with it yet!
I’m currently “extending” the concrete with a border of pavers and pebble gravel. I will also add some potted plants, string some xmas lights, and (someday) get some new patio furniture.
|This photo doesn’t do it justice, but it’s a room. A room with a breeze blowing through it.
All of this wonderfulness was only 200 bucks from Home Depot, plus three hours of assembly.
|A rare moment indoors.|