Sorry, I can't resist showing last night's sunset. My appreciation of the sky the last few days was tempered a bit last night when they showed a county in SE MN under civil emergency due to the flooding. Those dramatic clouds that only dropped an inch or two here dropped several inches to the south of me. I sort of feel guilty for enjoying their beauty.
I anticipate that Mom and I will be spending a lot of the summer right here.
I got this screen room last year. It saved us from the skeeters and deer flies.
This furniture, however, is new. Well, new to me. I picked it up on Saturday between rain storms. Have I mentioned that I love Freecycle? Yep, these were almost free. It did cost me about $8.00 in gas to go get them. The cushions are only a couple of years old, and with some scrubbing to remove some mildew stains, are perfectly fine. The arm of one chair needed reglueing, and the arm of the chaise needed a couple of screws. It broke off when we loaded it into the truck. There are woven metal slats that act as the seat supports/springs, and one of them was missing the little hook that attached it to the eye bolt attaching to the wood frame. A bit of fence wire fixed that right up. So for less than an hour of fixing and picking up, a couple of screws, some fence wire, and a couple of gallons of gas, I have some very comfortable outdoor furniture.
The person I got them from said that if she were a fixing up kind of person, they would have been fixed and she wouldn't have had to get new furniture. OK, I don't understand that mentality, but her loss is my gain, right?
Now, if you'll excuse me, being a lady of leizure, I must go sit on my new furniture in the gazebo and sip some lemonade. I was going to say a mint julip, but I don't even know what that is, or how to spell it. Sounds fancy, though, doesn't it?