If you were around last summer, you remember that we had a new deck built. This summer we hope to seal the deck to keep it as beautifully cedar as possible. Once that project is complete Hubs decided he wants to build us a patio table.
Originally we planned to find one on Craigslist or (even better) Freecycle, but once he saw this little wonder online, all bets for a "normal" table were off:
patio table with beer buckets built in?! Being an eternal optimist, I love to imagine all the bottles of Tazo green tea that puppy will hold :)
When I got pregnant I read on all the blogs and forums that sleep dissipates as you reach your due date and I always thought, "Maybe for other chicks, but I KNOW I'll be able to sleep."
Funny how irony works, because I am in the middle of week 32 and I maybe sleep two nights a week. The other nights I lay in bed, thinking about things like "If we have this table, how will we get shade on our deck because it doesn't come with a built-in umbrella!" I wish I was kidding, but that really is what I lay awake thinking about at night.
So, the researcher in me reached out to Google this weekend to uncover my options and these are the final four I've found:
1. Motorized Awning
2. Manual Awning
3. Free-Standing Umbrella
4. Table Umbrella
Who knew something as simple as an umbrella could make me lose sleep at night? Especially since it's snowing here today. Oh, sweet home Chicago.
What gadgets do you use to stay cool outside in the summer?
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