Sunday, April 26, 2009

We're Swingers!

We got the porch swing!! If you remember, one of the things I loved about our house when we were thinking about purchasing it was the swing on the back porch. B and I sat there and contemplated buying the house and it gave me the best memory. Of course, the former owners took the porch swing with them when they left. I would like to begrudge them, but I know I probably would have done the same. Especially since I think theirs may have been hand made. Ours is from Lowe's. I promise to love it just the same.

Check out the 5 foot beauty:



Yes, the concrete on our back porch is ugly as hell. One day we will remedy that.

So after telling me that it was MY job to get the porch swing and that I should do it the next day, B drove us straight to Lowe's after dinner. In the middle of a rainstorm. With hail. Because you know that is the perfect time to buy a swing.

However, B was the perfect gentlemen and dropped me off under a canopy. At the opposite end of the story. After walking about a mile, I caught up with him and the swing hunt was on. We also looked at grills, but that is a purchase for a different day. By the time we got home it was dark. Later, as I was about to fall asleep in my chair, B called me down to show me that he had put the swing together and hung it - in the dark. Here is proof of his efforts as he adjusted it:



And here it is in all of its fine glory:


And this is what crooked blinds neighbor guy will see when I sit there in the swing in the mornings eating breakfast and pondering why he won't just FIX HIS BLINDS!


I cannot wait for summertime on the porch. Now, if only I had a laptop...

8 important things being said:

insomniaclolita said...

oooh porch swing, I always want one so I can just swing all day :)

Jennifer said...

I love the swing!!! And I love the blog title!

j'lynn said...

Congrats on the porch swing! Can you paint the cement? I vaguely remember someone painting a cement porch or else it was one of my bizarre dreams! BTW, macbook pros rock!!! I just wish I had bought the smaller of the two!

Ruth said...

I love the swing. You can paint cement, we did it at our old house.

fingers said...

Did you break into your neighbour's house to take that photo...

saratogajean said...

My porch swing is more of a porch seat, since it is not hung up.

It's not really the same.

Blaez said...

totally miss the swing at my dad's house. gonna have to remedy that when we get our place in florida...

*~Dani~* said...

Lolita - I would love to swing all day. Alas, I have to work :(

Jenny - Thanks. I am so creative you know ;)

j'lynn - hey ! I comment from you! I am so lucky :) Unfortunately, although the cement is already painted, it is chipping and uneven and pitted so B has determined painting will not really help this situation. And now I want a Mac pro even more !!

Mom - thanks! I love the swing too.

fingers - No I did not. Believe me...if I am ever able to get into my neighbor's house, the first thing I will do his fix his blinds. Maybe I should take a picture of those. Oy.

saratoga jean - no, not really the same. You cannot feel the breeze just sitting in a seat. Unless it is particularly breezy that day of course.

Blaez - everyone needs a swing!! When you moving?

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