Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring has sprung

Spring is really poking its head up here in Germany. Yesterday, I think the temperature reached the 60s. Today is supposed to be more of the same. Perfect weather to be outside, and of course, the furbaby loves being out in weather like this. To celebrate, we're buying patio furniture tonight.

We looked around a month or so ago, and found a set that we liked. Made of eucalyptus wood, the table is oblong, big enough to fit 6 people comfortably and squeeze 8. There is a bench to run along one side and two chairs. We're talking about picking up 2 extra chairs but we'll see if that happens today. This week, the furniture is on sale – about 70 euro less and then with our VAT form…

I was going to make cushions for it, but as I'm already behind on my projects, we'll buy some for now and then I can make some that match the table runner I plan on making. Yes, I'm adding to my growing craft list. Anyway, I'll post pictures tomorrow.

We're also going to look a bike rack. We were told we could buy them at the OBI, which is where we're getting our furniture. The OBI is Germany's version of Home Depot, right down to the orange and white store. We need one that will hold 2 bikes because we are buying a set from a friend. I'm so excited. I love riding bicycles and the area is so beautiful. I've even been looking at harnesses to attach so your dog can run safely beside you, as well as a basket big enough to hold her when she gets tired. She has little legs but lots of energy.

Those are my plans for today, after I get my work, of course. Do you have any plans to get ready for the lovely weather coming?


GPS said...

Last weekend the gorgeous weather prompted us to start the yard work, mulching. My muscles were sore for 2 days but it was worth it to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Tuesday I babysat my grandsons and we spent lots of time outdoors - much more fun than mulching. I'm afraid I'll be stuck inside for awhile now. I'm working on edits.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Riley, Mother Nature is playing April Fool's on us here in WI today. A week or so ago we had near 80's, today 5 inches of snow. *grin* Other than that, I'm looking forward to planting a big garden come end of May.

Debra St. John said...

Last week we had gorgeous weather here in the states. Temperatures in the 70s and sun! We brought the patio furniture up from the basement and sat outside while we grilled the ham for Easter. Quite lovely.

Unfortunately, this week it's been chilly and rainy...but that's spring for you!

Riley Quinn said...

Gale, so glad you got to enjoy some sun time. I bet your yard will be beautiful. You'll have to post pics. Sorry you're stuck inside though. I'm planning on working outside on the new patio furniture when it's nice out.

Oh, no, Stacey. Isn't it crazy how the weather can fluctuate in a short period of time? I've been warned that it could still snow here too. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't. I like the snow but it's time for the sun now.

Debra, that sounds like so much fun. We smoke our hams on the grill too, though we had steak for dinner that night. Hope it warms up again for you soon.

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