A hobbit-hole in my backyard? It may sound crazy, but I can tell you that my kids love it. It is the coolest playhouse ever. Plus, they can enjoy the grassy hill for sledding in winter and water sliding in summer. This was all my wife's idea. She dreamt it, and I got to be the one to bring it to reality. I'm not a construction expert; this was a total do-it-yourself job by a complete amateur. It has turned out rather nicely, I think. Here is the story of how it came to be.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Extending the patio

Every time I work on this project, I get less done that I plan. This time, I only managed to add another row to the patio. It will eventually extend out as far as the sand there. Those are chunks from an old concrete pad that my brother-in-law got rid of. Man those things are heavy! I also am toying with the idea of having steps lead up the hill to the left. I put three there just to remind me. I think I will need to reposition them a bit later. The kids think the stairs idea is awesome.

3 comments:

Lia said...

Joe!! I can't believe you said the "B" word!!

The patio looks really nice though. You can see how it's going to take shape. And I like the stairs too.

Greg and/or Angie said...

We'll have to have a Hobbit party when it's all done, Joe.

Greg

Joe said...

Uh oh. Does "bu----s" mean something really bad in New Zealand? To us in the U.S. it is like saying "pains in the neck". Maybe I had better edit that, huh?