This is definitely NOT the kind of patio hell I am in. I mean, how bad could that be? What do you mean you only have the extra large Rickard's but will charge me for the small one?!? NOOOOO
That's the kind of hell I'd pay for right now!
Nope. My kind of patio hell looks like this
Beautiful isn't it? I tried putting my chair in the hole last night and ordering a beer, but nobody came. Crappy service I say!
You see, we bought a house last year, that has a huge yard for the suburbs. I'd been watching this street for years while taking my kiddo for walks when he was a baby, and then when we'd drive past in later years. It is a small circle, and as such the yards are irregular, but ginormous. When this house was for sale, the asking price was well below what you'd expect due to the fact that it was a military sale.
Unfortunately, there's a lot to be done. The entire inside of the house is original, so while it's not in bad shape and is livable for now, it does need some updating eventually. As for the yard, we have a beautiful pool, a small deck off the house, but nowhere to put a patio table and chairs. Thus the patio hole.
My hubby and I are handy people, and we'd decided that for this year, we would not be taking on any new projects. Last year we prepped our home to rent, which entailed hours upon hours and days upon days of cleaning, fixing, painting and , well, more painting. All while 7 months pregnant. Then we got the pleasure of packing, moving, painting a bit more (just the kids' rooms for now), unpacking, organizing etc etc. Then we had a baby and life got interesting!
So this year our plan was to seed the lawn a bit, build a few shelves and otherwise enjoy our summer, our pool and our friends and family. We tried last night to figure out whose idea the patio was. The best we could come up with was that it was my mother's idea.
Seeing as neither of us have a flipping cluye what we're doing, we;ve spent much of our time standing in the hole, surveying the carnage, and saying "hmm". That doesn't work to get anything done, but it does make you feel as though you're doing *something*.
Oh, and to that the fact that we have Little Miss and it's been raining torentially off and on all week, we ended up with this pic.
Yep, mid May, and my princess is bundled up in a knit touque, knitted slippers and a two piece knit outfit over her clothes. She's doign a good job overseeing our "hmmm ing" though!
I'm sure that someday we'll finish the patio and it'll be all pretty and I'll post a pic. Right now, I am thinking I might put up a net and play some beach volleyball.