I had a request for some pictures of patio and nursery, so, here you go! We'll start with the patio. To start, here's a before picture (or 2). As you can see we removed that fence, and put in a patio where the existing grass was. Now the grass looks nice in this picture, but I think that was a summer day after weeks without rain. So you can see actual grass, and not swamp land. The second picture is the view from the dining room right after we moved in.
So now we have the "after" photos. There is still work to be done, but this is pretty good I suppose. We sort of ruined the grass in our attempts to correct the drainage problem, which was pretty much unavoidable. So we need to fix that up, as well as build our built in BBQ/outdoor kitchen right where the clothesline currently is. (Not to worry, we have another clothesline behind the house). But now we have much more usable room in the back, and just you wait until that BBQ goes in! So the new pictures... we have 3 different views for you, I should have taken the cover off of that fire pit (the black thing between the 2 chairs) but oh well. And just pretend the hose and those piles of leftover sand/rocks are not in the picture. :) Now all we need is some bug repellant or something because I can't seem to go outside without get at least 1 bug bite. And it's only me, not Mark. Lame. Feel free to click on the images to enlarge. :)
Now just give me a few minutes and you can see some nursery pictures too!