After not doing much of anything yesterday, we sprang back to life a bit today. We’ve had quite nice weather the last few days, with temps around 50 degrees and lots of sun. It’s definitely making us wish the summer was here already but it’s nice to have these little tastes of just how great it’s going to be here when it gets warmer. Sure, it’s already great in the cold but we have so many outside projects that need to be done outside that just wouldn’t be pleasant to do in the current weather so that’s why we’ve mentioned wanting the warmth here numerous times in our last posts.
Since the container is gone, our courtyard looks really huge and we’re starting to get used to the way it looks without one. But with the workers coming and going and all the construction and moving going on here, quite a few things have been more or less abandoned in the courtyard until we were ready to move them on to another place. So we decided to make use of the great weather and clean up around the courtyard. None of it was anything major but sometimes it’s the little things that make a huge difference. We had all sorts of random bricks and pieces of wood which were left over from building projects and the contractors so we moved them all into the barn until we figure out what we’ll need and what we’ll be putting in one of the upcoming containers.
We also started thinking about where we’d like to have our outside dining area and set up our old table and chairs in there for now. At some point we’d like to switch out our cheap plastic patio furniture for something wooden or wrought iron but we aren’t really set about any details. We might consider building something ourselves if we find some plans we like online since wood furniture is not cheap – unless you’re getting it from IKEA which is always a good option to us.
We’ll be grilling once again tonight. Hopefully we won’t have any altercations with the dog this time. Her first birthday is coming up, after all, and she better start behaving or she’ll be getting nothing this time around.