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Beating the Odds

The Patio Spot

With all the renos happening inside and out, we are having to be inventive in some of our plans.  Re-using, Re-purposing becomes very real in how you can have something without have to fork over more money.  Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have a landscapers come in and plan my yard and put down a new patio.  HowevOriginal Patioer, the reality is, there is more sweat equity available than dollars.

New Driveway
When we purchased this home there was a patio at the end of the car port.  There was a fence like structure dividing the carport and the patio on one side, another fence and an overgrown tree on the other.  Side to side was the wall of the house and a fence with the grape vines.  All in all it was a bit like a stockade.  There were pros and cons to keeping this patio.  One major consideration was that is it was already there and another it was close to the kitchen for BBQs. [Read more…]

Renovations – Will this ever end?

How many of you have said, “Will this ever end?” when it comes to renovations?  I feel like we have started so many different projects and they are all half done.

Remember the basement bathroom?  All except thFuture Patioe electricity and the door done, fairly important parts of the job.  We wait on our electrician, who is very busy now that Spring has arrived in the Valley.  The door needs to be put on by my own handyman, who is in the middle of roofing the new garage.  While he was waiting for the garage to get to that point, he was digging up the side yard to put in a patio.  I don’t even want to talk about the painting, both inside and outside, that I have to finish now that the new windows are in.
However, Spring is here!  Who wants to work inside?  There will be time in abundance when the heat rolls up over 35 degrees, or hotter.  So I sit in my chair pretending the patio is in and plan my herb garden.

Wordless Wednesday – Pruning Time

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