Sunday, April 22, 2012

Back Patio

Well folks, its been a tough couple of weeks for me.  Monday 2 weeks ago- the day I had scheduled for the landscapers to start- I woke up with 102 fever.   Truth be told, I barely remember that day. The only way I know I came through it is that the digging was done and grass was removed and a trench came to fruition.
 I sat on a rocker wrapped in a blanket and enough of my brain cells were working to make sure they did step by step what needed to happen out there.
 As some of you may remember I hired kids from the AG class at the local high school and while they were wonderful and hardworking , it required telling them multiple times EVERY SINGLE MOVE TO MAKE.
 Day 2  plants went it, Day 3 soaker hoses and mulch..   By this time I had developed a serious lung infection and went to bed with heavy meds.    I dont remember much of the following 3 days but here I am telling ya'll about it- so apparently I LIVED  lol..
 I'll tell the rest of the story when I reveal the front area .. porch still needs decorating- mailbox and post changed out..  Lots to do and I have very little energy...

 I just wanted to post and tell ya'll i was off schedule as to getting things done BUT I did choose the back patio items.   I wanted a screened in porch built but even in my sick and delusional state I could'nt bring myself to spend that kind of money lol..  So, I choose this instead.  My daughter and a friend was able to have it put together in about 15 minutes..  That's my kind of project:):)

Hopefully the next time I post it will be something bigger , like the front yard ..

 For now- some chicken broth, more meds and back to bed for me.
Love n Hugs


  1. Sonny, Wishing you,a return of good health. Being sick when you are needed for being supervisor probably was the worst part. Otherwise you could have stayed in bed and gotten well. That umbrella thingy looked interesting. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

  2. Hope you are feeling better. It sucks to be sick especially in the spring.

  3. Oh I am so sorry you have been so sick. YOu need to take care of yourself. Love the screen in area for the table. I havn't seen anything like that, so neat. Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Marty

  4. So sorry to hear you've been sick Sonny! Hope your feeling better! Can't wait to see more.

  5. So sorry to hear you've been sick Sonny! Hope your feeling better! Can't wait to see more.

  6. I'm sorry to hear you have been so ill. Make sure you take things slowly for a while yet still; these kinds of illnesses really take it out of you.
    I haven't seen anything like that screen before. What an excellent idea.

  7. Wow, it sounds like you were hit with something pretty bad, Sonny, especially if it was two weeks ago and you still are back to yourself. That screened piece looks pretty with the table inside it. I'm sure it will be a lovely place to sit.

  8. Oh Sonny, so sorry you have been so sick. Ugh. It is just awful when that happens. GET WELL SOON!

    As far as your outdoors, looks GREAT!

    Looking forward to seeing more when you are feeling better, soon.


  9. Hope you're well and feeling better soon! Love the screened area. So cute!

  10. Oh, Sonny, I hope you feel better soon! Please take it easy so we can have you back strong! Love the little screened in set. Just lovely. Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a restful Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn

  11. I'm so sorry you have been sick...this sounds like one big infection. Feel better soon. I love the patio set and screen, it's pretty and serves a good purpose! Can't wait to see more!


  12. Oh Sonny you poor thing. I am happy to hear you are on the up mend of it all. I can't wait to see what all you have done.

  13. Hi Sonny,
    so sorry to hear you have been so sick hon, you must have gotten the same miserable stuff I had, it has
    been over 3 weeks and I am still coughing, feeling great otherwise.
    Will be praying that this week is a much better week for you and sure hope you are feeling much better!

    Love your lil screened gazebo and table sets, lovely and so elegant looking. So glad your AG students did a good job for you, and hope you were very happy with the results,now rest rest rest and get will all be there when you feel better!! Seems like that was all that helped!

    Blessings Galore sweetie, Nellie

  14. Sonny, I am so sorry to hear you have been sick, hope you feel better SOON!!! You back patio looks wonderful, love the screen thing! AND, love the wrought iron planter hanging on the house!!! Where did you get that? XO, Pinky

  15. Feel better. Lung infections can be so serious. Take returning to normal slowly. Love the screened in porchy thing.

  16. Oh dear sweet friend I am so sorry to hear that you were sick. I hope by now that your feeling much better.
    I love how you fixed up your patio. This is really pretty.
    Get well honey

  17. I am sorry to hear that you have been so sick and am happy to know you are on the mend. My suffering with an upper respiratory infection was miserable but doesn't hold a candle to your distress. So, you win! How was that for a fun competition?

    Love the shelter. How does it handle wind...and goats?

  18. Hi Sonny,

    I sure hope your feeling better today. I love the patio.


  19. OH I am so sorry you are sick. Make sure you get plenty of rest. Hope you feel better soon. :o) Hugs and smiles!

  20. Sonny, I'm sorry to hear that you have been so sick! Hope you're feeling better soon. Love what I have seen so far and can't wait to see more!!

  21. Sonny, I hope you are feeling better really soon! Love what you've done with your patio; and I'm excited to see the front! Get well!

  22. Oh, Sonny! How horrid you felt to bad! I hope you are on the mend! You have solved your patio bug problem with such style! LOVE it... and your patio set too! I can just peek at your yard and it looks amazing!

  23. Sonny, hope the pollen has blown away or washed away by now. I know everyone will feel better when that stuff is gone. I'm loving the screen surrounding your table. Looks inviting and lemonade, too.

  24. Hope you are as good as new soon, Sonny!

  25. Sonny,
    Bless you! I hope you are feeling better. Take care of yourself!
    I love the screen around the table such a neat idea!

  26. I hope you are feeling much better by now.
    This screened table is awesome. We don't do much outside eating here...too hot, windy, buggy and just don't like it.
    If the weather was better, it would be wonderful.

  27. Where did you get the tent with the netting? I'm not ready to dish out the dough for a screened porch yet either. The mosquitos are supposed to be brutal this year!

    Glad you are feeling better.
    (Just found your great blog!)

  28. Oh Sonny! That's a very, very high fever for an adult. I'm glad you are feeling better but whew, 102! Love what you've done so far. I love the idea of a screened in area. We have mosquitoes that come out at dusk (creek nearby) and don't have anything for protection on our deck. The tent (for lack of a better word right now) looks great. I've got to look into that.

  29. Oh my stars, what timing! There is never a good time to be sick and that def. wasn't one! I hope you are back to 100% and so far it looks gorgeous!!!

  30. Hi,
    Where do you get those umbrella screen things? Never seen those before.

  31. Hope you are feeling better, Sonny. This is nice, it will keep the bugs away...Christine


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