After what seemed like an eternity, New Guy and I finally finished the upper level of the patio. No, we are not crazy rich people with a multi level deck system. We are people who live in a house with a crazy slope in the backyard. There are steps that lead down to a flattened portion of the yard just below what you see here. We are still working on that... but I swear, only two months after the original self imposed deadline, we are getting there.
New Guy let me pick out furniture and I hit the home improvement store to grab some inexpensive pots and plants. As usual, I underestimated the amount of potting soil I would need. (If anyone has a magical trick to determine How much to buy, please let me know.) So here it is. It is so relaxing because New Guy picked a house with a ton of trees. So it's shady and feels more enclosed. And, as is evidenced below, he let me hang up my mom's wind chimes and he surprised me with hummingbird feeder. I'm such a lucky girl!