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Monday, September 18, 2017

A Hard, Flat Spot


My thesaurus doesn't really offer a good synonym for patio. That's okay. Because where I would normally christen any new Fencebroke infrastructure improvement with a sufficiently haughty title to conceal my deep feelings of handyman inadequacy (e.g. The Great Grape Gate or the Great Wall Of Fencebroke), this time I just don't care.

May I present the great something of blahdy blah blah—let's just call it what it is: it's A Hard Flat Spot.

After six months, dozens of blisters, too much money, weekly meltdowns of our children who basically lost their parents for the Summer, and countless trips to the big box hardware vortex—during which we were only once, once! asked if we needed any help, and this on our very last trip—it's DONE and I don't care what it's called. Every garden needs a hard, flat spot on which to put chairs and other furniture, so here it is. Fencebroke's very own Hard-Flat-Spot-On-Which-To-Put-Chairs-And-Other-Furniture.

Now why didn't they put that in the thesaurus?

Oh well, I'm sick of it, but I'm also happy with how it turned out. Plus, as a bonus, we finished with nearly a half-hour of Summer weather left to enjoy! A toast was made, a game of ladder-golf was begun, and then the first Fall rains started in earnest. Sorry kids, we'll do Summer next year.

4 comments:

  1. Nice spot. Looks hard. Looks flat.

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  2. After checking on your progress.....every day that I was there.....I MUST say....yes I said MUST....that I am quite relieved that you are finally done!! Whilst most people would have constructed said Hard-Flat-Spot in a simple batch of hard and flattened cement.....which would have take much less time.....NOOOOOOOOOO.....you had to create a TOTALLY AWESOME MASTERPIECE instead!! Well done, mighty warriors!! <3

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  3. Eve atıp azdırdığı zenci kadın domaldı ve aleti içine aldı.

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