It has been a busy three weeks, ever since I temporarily flung myself back into the working world. I have been on business travel during most that time. The slow lane of retirement is just a distant memory in my rearview mirror. I have quickly discovered that my stamina is not what it used to be! Hopefully, I’ll be getting a bit more rest now that I am switching into a telecommuting role. And our screened-in back porch is going to help me get some respite.
We got a few furniture pieces for our deck last month and we are enjoying them immensely, despite the summer heat. We got his and hers gliders, made of recycled poly and in a deep green color. They are so comfy! There were several styles to choose from, but we picked the “royal back” which has a craftsman-type flair. On the practical side, they are easy to clean, impervious to the weather, and don’t require cushions. Easy maintenance, oh yeah! We’re going to order a couple of rockers and another little side table for additional seating when we are entertaining.
When we purchased the interior window shades, we got a great deal on two outdoor shades for the west side of the porch. The dealer sold them to us below cost because they were returned by another client. The fit and color were perfect, and they keep the porch cooler from the late day sunrays.
The Weber gas grill is on the other side of the porch, next to the door from the kitchen. Hubby is so happy to finally have a grill and has been routinely giving it a workout. We got the Genesis model from Lowes and opted for their exclusive chocolate brown color.
Are you ready for a cookout and some cold drinks? I know that blogging friends Soul and Brenda will be fighting with each other to be first in line!