Hubby surprised me with a new patio and back steps when I came home from CA! It is so nice to be able to walk out the back door now. We ate outside a few times, when the weather was still mild, and it is so nice to sit and listen to the birds, look at the tree and the sunsets. ~sigh. We have much to be thankful for. Our latest project involves making a planter around the patio and up the side of the house. I have plants sitting around in pots waiting to be planted, but the project seems to get bigger and more involved as the days go by. At this rate, nothing is getting done very fast. What started as digging a few holes and sticking plants in them, has now come to include borrowing a rotatiller (and borrowing a truck to pick up the rotatiller), buying a wheel-barrow, purchasing stones to outline the planters, buying a level to level said stones.. etc etc. My poor car has hauled a lot of interesting things, and she was struggling to get 25 bricks 3 miles. We put some on the floor in the back seat to distribute the weight a little but it didn’t help much. We actually stood on the scale with one to see how much they weighed… 20lbs each. And I realize now that I have no pictures of the actual stones. Oops. I will post one soon.