Now that I no longer have a gigantic BBQ on my deck, it can actually be used as a deck. This weekend I found a nice, inexpensive patio set that actually fits on the deck. There are even two more chairs I'm putting in storage if they're needed later. A couple of strings of lights and a citronella candle later, voila! A deck I can actually use.
I had my lunch out there today (pork, pork, and more pork) and read my book until it got hotter outside than it was inside. Oh, I also got the little square plate as well, just $1 each at Walmart in these pretty bright summer colors and as technically salad plates they are a nice size for controlling portion size.
Now, who wants to come over for dinner?