My back patio was kind of a mess
I knew it just needed a little clean up but for some reason, I didn’t find time to clean it up until today.
I swept everything up
and then put down the rug that use to be in my living room. I also hosed it down because it was pretty dusty from sitting in the basement.
Then I moved the table and chairs back into place
and used some bins for Henry’s outside toys. He’s spoiled.
So spoiled, in fact, that he also got a dog bed out here. He seems to like it.
I also thought that since I was out here I might as well fix some problems I had going on with the lights overhead.
Problem #1:I had a combination of bright white and warm white lights up there and I had two boxes of warm white lights sitting on the bookshelf in my laundry room. Yeah, it was about time I got around to that.
Problem #2: I had to plug one string into that outlet so I had lights running down the side of my house. Sure, not awful, but I didn’t like it.
Problem #3: I didn’t have enough lights to run back to the beginning with the last string. So I’ve had it dangling there for months.
Solution #1: Well, mostly solved. I still didn’t have enough warm whites so there’s one strand of bright white at the end. Sigh.
Solution #2: White extension cord and zip ties.
Solution #3: Again, only kind of solved. As you can see I attached the end up with a zip tie. You would think that I would have plenty of lights to get back to the beginning (since I put in the extension cord) but I didn’t because
I wanted to run the lights down both sides of the arch rather than just one (as I had it before.)
Overall, I’m pretty happy with my cleaned up patio and I can’t wait until it gets warmer so I can spent more time out there in the evenings!