But I digress....what did I want this year? Some girls wants diamonds, furs, expensive cars...me, I want the smell of fresh lumber and topsoil.
We had a swing at our old house and I've always missed it, so when I mentioned that to hubby, he pounced on it and said, "I'll build you one!"
....and that's how the perfect birthday gift came to be.
This area of the yard used to have a wooden bench, but it had gotten rickety and we were trying to figure out what to do to jazz up the area. It meant moving my beloved baby lemon tree (you can see it in the far left of the photo) and I was nervous about that, but it seems to be doing just fine in it's new home.
We looked at pictures on the www and hubby came up with a plan and got started...no kits for him! We did order the cypress swing, but he did everything else.
Did I mention that I have quite possibly the handiest husband in the world?
To get started...he cemented the poles in the ground....
and started building the fun stuff.
Tons of measuring, figuring out angles, cutting notches, curves, trim....countless trips to Lowe's and Home Depot....
...and voila!!! Isn't it just perfect?
He even built a little lattice screen to go behind the swing and hide the A/C units. We planted Confederate Jasmine to grow up the pergola and the A/C screen, and I can't wait for that, and the rest of the landscape, to take off.
We just finished it Sunday night and you can guess where I've spent most of my evenings since then.
Just a swinging......
Hands down...one of the best gifts ever. Did I mention that I have a great husband? Thanks so much....smooches!!!