The wedding was over and the next morning,
Easter Monday morning...the working crew appeared on our doorstep.
We have dreamt about this renovation project for years.
But first we had to decide what had to be removed to accommodate our design.
The back patio was tarped as it was pouring buckets.
They began to demolish the old concrete...only to find out
that our back steps were all rotten.
OUCH! We had not planned on renovating the back porch.
Decisions were made, that it all had to go...in order for it to look proper.
The gas line needed to be dug and installed according to inspections.
Many hours of hard physical labor were put to use.
The new foundation was poured.
My job was to approve, make coffee and bake snacks.
The artist himself, Dave from Legendworks, created the final design of the hearth.
I loved watching them cut and chisel their rocks piece by piece,
mixing the mortar and piecing the puzzle together.
And the drum roll began.
After hours of contemplating and designing patterns,
the man behind this whole dream gave us a thumbs up!
Regulations prohibit us from fire pits from May till October.
Therefore we went with a gas fire pit which can be used year round.
No more chopping and hauling wood and waiting for coals to be the right temperature.
Our dream has become a reality as we sit with the
grand kids while they cuddle and eat schmores.
Ivy is waiting for her turn.