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Home Improvement, The Second Day

Well so far no parts of the house have collapsed. I consider that a good thing.

Today, Peter the contractor came by at the much less painful hour of 9:30 and started propping up the roof so he could remove the beams holding it up.

That means those last little bit of concrete can be removed and they can begin working on the process of getting the patio poured eventually. Unfortunately, we’ve hit another delay. That’s right, a weather delay. We’re in for rain tomorrow. On Friday, Norm the concrete guy is finishing up one other job quickly. Then we’re plagued by rain again through the weekend. So hopefully Monday will be wonderfully sunny and we can get moving with the project again.

In the meantime, Sebastian made a dangerous decision.  He said I can do whatever I want out there to decorate.  That’s true love – or madness.  It is yet to be determined.  First, I need to find some new light fixtures to go on either side of the door.  I’m opposed to paying insane amounts for these since I need at least two in the back, and possibly one for the front if I can convince Sebastian that my neurotic self will not sleep until the lighting fixtures around the outside match.

I’m also going to be on the lookout for patio furniture at a reasonable price.  I checked out the Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s websites.  My goodness!  I am not going to ask Sebastian to spend $1,000 on a seating set for 4.  More importantly, I want a seating set for 4-6 that doesn’t have a dining table or coffee table.  I’d rather have a couple of side tables instead.  Oh, and did I mention I hate wicker?  So wicker furniture is also out.  In other words, this is going to be an adventure, and probably not a fun one.

4 Responses to “Home Improvement, The Second Day”

  1. Anthony says:

    Maybe you can locate some used, retro wrought iron outdoor furniture. Sandblast, powder-coat and Bob’s yer uncle.

  2. DirtCrashr says:

    IMO you need a window in that wall too. Think Teak…

  3. DirtCrashr says:

    IMO you need a window in that wall too. Think Teak…
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

  4. Bitter says:

    Nah, we have a wall of windows on one side of the house.

    I’ll have another update this afternoon. Turns out the concrete guy was able to get a lot more work done today.

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