Wow, it's been a while hasn't it? I'm still drowning in half-finished projects, but I managed to finally cross two off my to-do list. For some reason I only get my butt in gear when we're going to host a party or something, but I'm happy nonetheless. The desert garden is complete. Well the hard part anyway. The massive piles of rock screening are finally gone and I was able to finish landscaping the unfinished corner. I still have more planting to do, but that will wait for fall's cooler temperatures. This ups the enjoyment factor in the backyard bigtime. Ghetto factor comes down another notch.
The contractor had added railing to the deck and replaced some warped pieces earlier this year. It had only gotten a partial finish treatment. I didn't buy enough stain/sealer at the time and so it looked so-so for most of the year. I finally built up the will to do some light sanding and a hose down prior to finishing the sealing. I think it looks pretty good too. Till next time! :)