Weekend plans   6 comments

Summer isn’t over – although the air is so much more dry than it has been, it is still plenty warm out.  I am loving it, since the pressure of all that digging is behind me.

This morning we brought a ton of pellets in and stacked them in the cellar – A and L will do the 5th and last one tomorrow while I am at my brother’s BBQ.  How did that happen?  Well, it needs doing, and she wasn’t excited about a pool oriented party, since she doesn’t do pools. I think I got the better part of this arrangement.

Today we will be heading off to Ellsworth soon, to do some grocery shopping and get a meal out at a different restaurant than we normally use on the weekends.  I have to decide between fab pizza at Finelli’s and fab burgers at Fuddrucker’s.  I’ll let you know what I decide later.  🙂

A got a book on patio design the other day, and so I have been looking at and drooling over the pictures. The how-to is a bit overwhelming, as it involves digging.  Sigh.  But I think that we can *maybe* get away with not so much of this prep as we are building on gravelly sand.  🙂  The porch, pool and house have created a nice sheltered are which we both think would be perfect for a patio , and maybe a fire pit.  Now to decide on the material.  I am leaning toward loose stones and flagstone, so that water can soak in, but there are so many cool options out there, I might change my mind.  🙂

Anyway, I have to go get cleaned up for the trip to the big city – A is driving, so I will bring the gold/pink shawl along, maybe get it finished – it’s pretty close right now…

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  1. You mean you cannot drive and knit at the same time?

    • lol I have never tried! Probably with practice, I could manage it, but I guess I am not willing to live with the results of that practice!

      • I remember in my younger days driving a little convertible VW bug and being so happy with my hair flying in the wind, driving with that stick, and eating an oreo cookie by pulling them apart and licking off the frosting. Now, this is of course before cell phones and texting…. and knitting. oh, happy days!

        • lol sounds like fun! I used to listen to books on tape when I did long drives. I rememner once driving to Maine from CT, listening to a great story. I got to the Maine toll and could not remember driving through Massachusetts OR New Hampshire!!! Probably better if I don’t try to knit and drive. 🙂

  2. When you set the stone patio angle it so it drains water away from the house. I built a patio once and I didn’t do that. You know how the rest of it goes, a hard, heavy rain and viola the kitchen is now the swimming pool.

    • Oh dear! I do know to do that. Also, we will likely use a permeable base, and set the flagstones or pavers in pebbles, so there will be lots of drainage.

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