Having this backyard project is a wonderful distraction from cancer. It is causing some stress but overall I love it.
The concrete fire pit will be crafted this weekend by the same contractor, Mike. I am very happy to have hired him for many reasons, one in particular is that he enjoys making great artistic polished concrete pieces. It will be a one of a kind beauty with sprinkles of shimmering glass in the surface. Delivery is scheduled for next week.
Now I’m waiting for the steel guy to fabricate a handful of planter boxes and landscape edging. That’s taking a bit longer than expected but I’ll do my best to wait…patiently.
Waiting around is not entirely wasted time. Last night I got fitted for a bench by my carpenter, Wayne. A “J” shaped bench will be constructed around the fire pit.
This project has been made possible after cashing out one of my retirement accounts. What a great choice that was. Now, if SW out lives me, he will have a beautiful backyard to always remember me by. The value of this memory and beautiful space is far greater than the cash in the bank account. (Seriously, how many times in a person’s life do they get fitted for their furniture? What a luxury!)