Two things you need to know:
1) Currently, we live in a rented house outside of a military base
2) My husband is away for 12 days of military training
Why are those things important? While we have a place we call home which is our "retirement" house where we do not mind speeding money on improvements, I do not want to spend a fortune to "improve" someone else's investment or a rental house. Also, I am officially admitting that I cope with short term change/stress in my life by taking on projects for the purpose of self-distraction by keeping myself busy and very tired.
One of my projects in my husband's absence is to work on our side yard that now contains a hot tub and some retro lawn furniture that I purchased last September, when we first arrived, at a local estate sale. I paid $60 for the cute little set on our front porch and the retro group--plus, the broker threw in covers for the furniture for the winter months.
|All Wood Shelf which was|
obviously used outside
|Tabletop Fruit Holder?|
|$9 Investment from Walmart|
|Throwaway from a Neighbor|