Our lives just get better all the time. I stopped by Orchard Supply Hardware the other day to get a new pair of garden clogs. While I was there, I picked up a small outdoor shed for storing garden tools. That will eliminate a corner of tool clutter in the garage.
Vic and I made an upgrade to our patio three years ago with the addition of a fountain, outdoor rug made of recycled plastic and a table and two chairs for outdoor dining. I thought I was done with my deck makeover.
But while I was in Orchard Supply, I sat down on one of their patio furniture sets and did some thinking. And what I thought was how nice that set would look on our deck. We had a small table and two chairs for the two of us, and two swivel rockers for relaxing. But outdoor living has gone way beyond our 20-year-old swivel rockers with vinyl straps. Nowadays, people have outdoor sofas, loveseats and chairs with deep cushions, an entire set of comfy furniture complete with coffee tables and end tables. Setting up an outdoor living space with such furniture is the equivalent of adding a room onto the house.