We have taken the plunge (literally! read on!) to get a patio cover put on. I love that patio and we all spend a lot of time on it, since it's a walkout, right off the kitchen. John has spent countless hours researching various types of covers, designing the perfect cover, working on getting permits, and hiring out for the help. Work on it started yesterday.
Here's a quick "before". Please ignore the lack of landscaping. That will take place in the spring.
We are first extending the patio about 18 inches and putting flagstone down. This picture was the result of a lot of hard work from Robert (the guy we hired).
We woke up to this. POURING rain. Work came to a grinding halt. Grrrr....
I can't remember the last time we got rain, (except maybe the last time I hand-washed the car?) so the ground doesn't soak up the wetness very well. We ended up with a very nice stream flowing around our patio. Lovely.
Here's to a drier and more productive day tomorrow!