Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A New Week
I didn't get much marked off my list last week as I had one or more of the grands each day. But Hubby and I did make a major dent on the deck yesterday afternoon after our Mothers Day cookout.
The list of wants/needs seems to never end in an older house :( Our decks need to be replaced. The top deck is original to our home, the lower deck hubby and I added some 20 years ago, it too has seen better days.
As I was making the list of To Do's and to buy's for the deck area this weekend we marked off painting and staining the deck and rails. I just didn't see spending money on paint and all for decks that hopefully will be torn off next year. It's time to save!!!!!
We did spring for new cushions for all of the chairs, as well as new umbrella's. OUCH!!! I thought about recovering or old cushions but they were not worth the time and money to fool with. Seeing as how they were 7 years old replacement seemed justified. Have you priced outdoor cushions lately? CRAZY!!! I was shocked that 6 chair cushions ran $419.00 and that was at one of the warehouses!!!
The Lord must have known how upset I have been over the massive amount of dollars that have flown out of our home over this past month, he put a little yard angel in the parking lot of the garden center :) As hubby and I were getting our flat bed buggy a fella was loading his truck. He ask if we were planning on getting flowers? Yes as a matter of fact we are. He was so sweet in sharing if we went to the very back of the store they had 50%-70% off a ton of flowers. SCORE!!!!!!