Oh No, The Patio

Commitment can be scary. Once I’ve committed to do something, I actually feel compelled to do it. There is no turning back. Which is why I made an external commitment about the patio. It’s one thing to be planning to build a patio someday. It’s another thing to post on the blog last fall that the time is coming this spring. Now I actually have to do it.

I knew that I was clueless as to what I wanted in a patio.
I knew I’d be restricted to what we (we being Mike) could do ourselves.
I knew the whole process would take time we don’t have.

So why, why did I do it? Because I am tired of looking at this…

The hardest part for me is getting started. I’ve done that now, so I hope for the project to take on a life of its own. I even posted my design quandary on Facebook. Here is a floating patio that Shawna Coronado then suggested. I picked this construction picture because it shows that she used a variety of materials. That appeals to me.

You can see her completed project at ShawnaCoranodo.com. I’m sure Shawna, the consummate green girl, would be so proud of us for reclaiming the bricks from a neighbor’s construction site. We couldn’t bear to see them go to waste.

We’ll continue doing our research and figuring out what we’d like to do. Suggestions welcome! Check back in to see some of the ideas we collect and how we are doing.

This article is a continuation of We’re Planning a Patio and it precedes Oh No, No Patio. There will be more.

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