you can’t have my hammock!

In the last few weeks, Gavin and I have taken steps to make our backyard a more inviting and useable space. We already have a grill and a rather lopsided outdoor umbrella, and I’ve been potting and gardening around the small flower beds. We’ve also acquired a nice outdoor dining set, and have enjoyed several lunches outside.

During the backyard usefulness/beautification project I managed to convince Gavin that we needed a hammock on the lower deck. He balked at the idea until I showed him some websites, and explained I had done the measuring and explained what would fit nicely.

The hammock arrived early this afternoon and I had a fairly easy time assembling it. I had to wait for Gavin to come home before I could properly test it, everything needed to be tightened, and that was easier with two people.

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Gavin doesn’t think it will get much use, but I’m going to do my best to prove him wrong. The weekends have been so nice it would be a shame to waste them sitting in front of a computer. Go lay in the hammock and read The Economist instead!

As our yard beautification project continues, so does my quest for odd (not tacky) garden sculpture. Happily I was able to use up a gift card and find some amusing garden art. Pier One’s gnomes were ugly, so I opted for something slightly less traditional: a Foo Dog (aka Imperial Guard Lion). I considered getting two, but I couldn’t find one that matched the way I wanted. I was tempted to get an Easter Island-esque head, but it was obviously just for inside decoration.

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