I can't believe that I haven't posted since Wednesday! Time really flies when you are busy. We have several weekend projects going right now. We are finally working on landscaping, and picked out some plants and bushes yesterday to put in the front of our house. We are such amateurs at this. The selection was small so we probably don't have as many as we will need. Neither one of us has a "green thumb", which makes this a struggle for us. We decided to do it ourselves after pricing a professional job. This is one decision we may come to regret someday. We even bought a landscaping book for advice, but it is like buying a dictionary to learn to read! It isn't that we aren't willing to do the physical part of the job, we just really don't know what we want or how to make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
We also got a "wild hair" to add a gazebo type structure to the back end of our yard. We have a small deck in the back of the house, but this will be a free standing structure with a cover overlooking the draw in the back of our house. It will have a beautiful view of trees and a winding creek. I have asked for built in benches all around for seating. I am not sure what we will use it for, but it will have a great view and some very nice shade around it. I will post pictures as the work begins. Right now all we have done is stake it out and cut some limbs around it. Another adventure begins! I hope we can make some progress this weekend, but neither one of us likes the heat too well, so the work may be slow going. The temperatures are supposed to be in the 90's all weekend. Finally, summer has arrived!