In the few spare moments we've had lately, we decided to buy something that we've been wanting to buy for a while now... a hot tub! My neck & shoulders have really been feeling a lot of stress, so a hot tub ought to help. I sure hope so - it can really suck!
Since I'm tired & - guess what - short on time, I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.
You just can't plop a hot tub in your backyard, hook it up, & hop in, so preparations needed to be made. However, Doug got a little Craigslist-happy (so easy to do) & we found ourselves with an unseen hot tub for $200. For that price, we figured if it worked, cool, if not, oh well.
Yeah, it's ugly & dumpy. Doug said the guy was a total hoosier to boot, so I'm glad I didn't go for the pickup. However, we were hopeful things would work with a ittle elbow grease.
Like I said, you can't just plop & go - we needed to have a flat surface....
With Bella's supervision (of course), Doug started digging.
"Hey, you're not finished here!"
Dig, Bella, dig!
For a little while....then Piper got tired.
Once the digging was complete, Doug finished the patio. I helped a little by sweeping a crapload of sand into the cracks between the paver stones. Oh yeah, & I picked the pavers!
Soon after seeing this, Doug decided the $200 tub was a waste of time & money...
I know, I don't get it either.
We did a little talking, a little shopping, & when we got home today, this is what we saw:
I wonder what bottle we'll decide to pop open for the inaugural soak....