What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Only Hope



Well, since OBVIOUSLY our patio won't be useable this year...I needed to find a replacement, if I am to stay sane.

A person who loves the outdoors (in warm weather) as much as I do, just CAN'T be cooped up inside!

Since there are men working ALL the time, and lots of them-coming in and out and running about everywhere I am, I wanted to have a place where I didn't have to see them. Is that rude of me? I am not a rude person-I just made them cookies last week, you know! But by golly, if I want to read a book while sipping lemonade and NOT have to be reminded about the construction workers I am sharing my life with...than I ought to be able to. Right?!?! RIGHT!

So: here was the criteria...

1) Had to have a nice view. Nice view=without sight of Mack truck, ladders, hoses, insulation pieces blowing in wind, etc.

2) Had to be private. I want to be able to do whatever I want to do without the scrutiny of fix-it guy eyes.

3) It has to have enough sunlight to be able to grow some plants around it, since I obviously can't house my PLANTS on the patio, either.

This is the spot. Look BEHIND the swingset...

More specifically~ HERE...



And this is the view from the OTHER side of the tree. It is covered on two sides by trees so there is shade and sun. Best of all-it is private for me and protects my eyes from unsightly things like...mack trucks.



It needs a lot of work, in order to make it 'retreat worthy' but it will get there. First things first~ I have to work on THIS area, specifically...



There will be lots of updates, don't you worry.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

See, I knew you would find a bright spot.~Mrs. B.

Quinne said...

Hi Rebecca :) Cheering for you over here as you make your retreat! I'm looking forward to the updates, too. Love, Q

Mrs. Bonnie said...

I forgot to mention it before, but I think this will be quite the romantic retreat( literally and figuratively(sp?)) when you are through.