The Coronavirus Home Improvement Chronicles - Part 3 Truth be told, we were actually talking about moving. It wasn't that we didn't like our house, we really do, but when we moved here five years ago we believed that my husband's work-from-home gig would only last a couple months while he looked for a new … Continue reading Building a New Bar
It was so good to sleep just a little closer to the ground on a solid bed with a pretty headboard behind it. A 10-year dream had finally come true.
We figured the handful of tasks that we brought home would keep us busy for a little while, something to distract us from the fact that we couldn't take the family out of the house and all we had was our work, school, and fruitless attempts to keep us busy. We knew it was wishful thinking, but we optimistically believed we would be satisfied.
I've stopped seeing my kitchen as a place where my working mom homemaking skills go to die. Instead, it is a place where I can cook healthy meals for my family and bond with my husband or teach my children skills that will help them through college and beyond. It's a place where we test the pulled pork fresh off of the smoker or eat the leftover pieces of baked pie crust that I cut off of the chicken pot pie baking in the oven.
But as often happens, once you upgrade one thing, everything next to it starts to look worse. By the time last fall rolled around, the entire deck area surrounding our newly beautified pool was a mess. Even though our pool was much prettier, the mess around the pool indicated a backyard area in serious need of an overhaul.