Let me back up. We have a terrible back yard. It's great for the dogs to run around it, but as such, it no longer contains any grass, only dust. Lots and lots of dust.
Even the non-dust areas were looking pretty dismal.
It's a real shame since the weather is so gorgeous here, so we decided it was time to spruce the back yard a bit. In true Team Sunshine Fuzzy Bunny fashion, that idea ballooned into a pretty ambitious plan.
It started small with a chandelier.
But then it grew into loading up the car with a ton of wood and metal roofing.
Then we spent a whole day being really dumb about how to build an outdoor structure.
Like, a whole day.
So the next day we realized that we were real dumb and we deconstructed the entire roof that we built on the ground because it turns out there is not a good way to get an entirely constructed roof 10 feet off of the ground. Then we rented tools and we started building again the real way.
There's that super nice futon that we bought because we are basically grown up college kids.
Finally we got this beast mostly assembled and I started painting.
Next, we extended the existing patio.
We also wired that chandelier for outdoor use. Remember that chandelier?
We bought our first ever patio set.
That's kind of an adult thing to do! And you've got to admit after all that the college-type futon that we bought ended up looking not too shabby in the end. We call this space "Outdoor College."
When we go to Outdoor College, we do college things like keep up with our course readings,
indulge in boozy beverages on school nights,
and of course nap.
Welcome to Outdoor College!