Since our front porch is really just a place to stand while you’re waiting for us to open the door, we decided to buy a stand-up porch swing for our back porch, which is really just a 12′ x 8′ concrete pad.
About six months ago, when we first signed up to have the house built, my wife and I did quite a bit of window shopping at home improvement stores, knowing we’d need quite a bit of stuff once the house was finished. At that time, we sat on about six different porch swings on display in Lowe’s.
Only one of them was comfortable for us. And it happened to be the least expensive. But we couldn’t buy it then, because we had no place to keep it or assemble it. And we couldn’t bring it home anyway; the box was too large for our cars.
But last weekend when my parents visited, I borrowed my Dad’s pickup for an hour or so and bought the swing. By this time, Lowe’s had pulled down all their summer displays and sold out the porch swings. I found the one we’d picked in a summer clearance section, buried behind stacks of lawn chairs and flower pots. There were only two left, and it was five dollars cheaper than before.
Today I’d been hoping to work on the lawn again — seeding, fertilizing, etc., but the soil is still too soft to walk on after all the rain we got earlier in the week.
So I assembled the swing.
Here’s a wider shot, showing some of my grass that’s grown in, and some that hasn’t.