Monday, February 09, 2009

Patio Furniture

This is the new patio furniture that has been wet since I finished putting it together.

Suna and I celebrated Valentine’s Day early this year. We went to Z-Tejas, a restaurant that has some of the best food and deafening acoustics. Hopefully, the next time we go there, it will be warm enough to sit outside.

The other part of our Valentine’s Day celebration was to go to the Home Depot and buy some new patio furniture for our new patio. While we were deciding which set we wanted, we ran into the guy who built it for us. That was kind of a cool irony.

So I spent a good part of the weekend assembling the furniture. Even Ikea could learn something about packaging from Home Depot’s Hamilton Bay brand. Not only did they package all the tools required (as does Ikea), the shrink wrapped the nuts, bolts, washers, and spacers to cardboard backing that was labeled with the part reference from the assembly instructions. I was astounded.

This week, I am grateful for my special Valentine, Suna. Not to mention that I am also grateful for the new patio furniture and the patio to put it on. I’m looking forward to sitting out on the patio and sipping some cold beverages while getting to know the neighbors better.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that we got a healthy rain last night. It wasn’t enough to break the drought, but I appreciate every drop.

10 February Update: Added the picture I didn’t get to take when I was putting the furniture together.


zane said...

I love the design and the material… Commercial Restaurant Furniture India looks fabulous.

Suna said...

I really like the way the furniture blends with the house. I hope it is all dry so we can use it soon, though of course I am grateful for two nice rain showers this week!

Lee said...

Thanks, Zane. I’ take the compliment on design as referring to our patio design. Although the link appears to be random spam.

Suna, you did a great job of picking out the colors. I’m sure we’ll have many years of enjoyment out of it.

Jana said...

What a cute patio set.!! It seems that you had a great Valentine’s Day celebration. Well, I too got my patio furniture from Home Depot.

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