Ahhhh. Finally, some sunshine!!! I love being outside in my garden, on the deck. The deck that we should have replaced a few years ago. We kept giving it "CPR" hoping to make it last longer...
About 5 yrs ago we covered the existing deck with mismatched hardwood planks, hoping to give it longer...it worked! Until last year, it was soft in spots - obviously rotten underneath, but again we patched it...this time with a sheet of plywood. We knew this year it would have to be completely replaced. My hubby worked very hard for three days pulling up the old deck in layers. The framing underneath falling apart in his hands, literally.
He had the help of our friend Wayne to build the frame (thanks Wayner!) and used our friend Don's truck to make three trips to the dump ( Thanks Don!)...and Ian helped with making the pergola "squared". Mike worked so hard, in the hot sun, I felt so bad for not being able to help him, this is the type of thing I used to LOVE to do...
He did such an amazing job, I'm sitting outside right now as I type this, in my own little piece of paradise! I couldn't love and appreciate my husband any more than I already do. Thank you so much my sweet husband for creating such a wonderful oasis for us!
The perfect spot for our beautiful seashell wind chime from Isla Mujeres, Mexico!
We used "matchstick" blinds to provide more shade, at $4.99, they were an inexpensive way to add to the pergola. I hope the Mayan Sun God does it's job!
The hanging basket is a gift from Mike for Mother's Day!
Another blind was used to make a privacy/shade screen above the fence.
The lovely outdoor clock is a gift from my son for Mother's Day.
The "stone" fireplace is also a Mother's Day gift, from my husband.
A little bit of Mexico here and there! :)
Now, time to curl up with Molly on the lounge chair and enjoy!
I'm loving it!