Monday, May 30, 2011

Retail Therapy

I have been depressed for the past few weeks. Most of my reno projects were at a standstill due to this darn soggy spring weather of ours. To cope with my mood swings and make myself productive, I turned to home & garden stores. You have no idea how many things I have purchased to justify the preparation for my upcoming hardscape projects in our front and back yards!
  • Decorative Wrought Iron Fence that looks like this: check. This is for those inconsiderate neighbours that first let their dogs roam free then never honour the "poop and scoop".
  • Brand new BBQ to replace our old one: check.
  • Melody Parfumee rose bushes, French Lilac trees, Emerad Cedars, Hostas, Lilies, and all other plants that are now sitting in our backyard yet to be sorted out: check.
  • 8' x 8' Garden Gazebo: check.
  • ...and the list goes on.
Fortunately, it didn't take long for us to pick out the hardscaping materials.

So here is a very popular reasonably priced tumbled paver by Unilock called Brussels Block in Sandstone color. It's too beige for us.
And this is the Brussels Block in Limestone...too grey compared to the existing stones/bricks of our house.
And the solution? We've decided to go with the Sandstone and Limestone Mix. Here is what it looks like when blended. Note this is not our house.
 And this is the type of retaining wall we are going for.
I phoned our contractor when I woke up to this gorgeous hot and humid weather today, only to find out that they were dragged into another interior project because they didn't want to sit on the bench waiting for days to dry. Now that I have everything all ready to go, I have to wait until June 21st before my landscaping project can start. I can only pray the weather will be nice then, and that it doesn't put me into another depression that requires retail therapy again.
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