Never mind that the calendar says summer doesn't officially begin until the 21st, it's well and truly here in Michigan, with record temperatures last week, the kids out of school, and the sound of lawnmowers being the first thing I hear on the weekends. After adding on to the house last year, we are currently without a deck, which is sad, as I love to sit outside. The husband and I spent this weekend taking wood from the old deck to build a small platform to hold the barbecue, pending the construction of a new deck later in the summer. I also found temporary homes for some of our chairs, so at least now there's a place to sit. Mind you, I'm loving my sunny, breezy, family room/office that's filling the space where the deck used to be. It's just that I do miss my outdoor space as well. And with construction debris all over the yard, we haven't even thought about putting up the inflatable pool. still not sure where that's gonna go.
And that's it for summer plans for us. Hopefully we'll do some fun day trips around southern Michigan, but I suspect the deck will be instead of a vacation. And that's just fine. There's lots to do locally, and it will be nice to take some time to do it. I have my eye on the vintage 1890s baseball they play at Greenfield Village, part of the Henry Ford Museum, and a visit there will be a great boost to my steampunk knowledge. In August there's the Michigan Renaissance Festival, and right here in my little town we have a big annual balloon race with all kinds of other stuff going on.
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Happy Summer everyone, or for those of you in the southern hemisphere, stay warm during the winter!