Our newest backyard addition

Wooooooo we have a picnic table! Since we moved in 2 years ago I’ve been toting a folding card table between the front porch (where it belongs) and the backyard (where I occasionally like to work) and now I can be as lazy as I damn well please because we bought a wood picnic table! And let me tell you, it was an adventure getting that baby home. It’s 6ft long and the widest part was about 3.5ft…and we have a Yaris. A Yaris!! That’s basically a baby Camry! We bought it unassembled at Home Depot and a couple of big guys helped us haul it out to the loading deck. They stopped the little cart that they were rolling along with the table on top and scanned the area looking for a truck, all the while scratching their heads wondering why on earth we didn’t get the already assembled one if we were going to haul it away anyway. Then one of the guys settled his baby blues on our chariot of champions and gave us a look that suggested he had given up on humanity. Were these idiots really so dumb as to think they could fit a table that size in a step up from a Smart Car? The other guy was completely amused, folded his arms across his chest and nodded at us like he was telling us to prove it. We took the packaging apart, placed each piece in the back and scooted our chairs up all the way in the front – so obviously I had to drive home. I so wish I had remembered to take a photo of Javi squished up like an accordion in our front seat, but he was so desperate to get out when we got home I couldn’t make him wait in that little space another second. Wooooo tenemos una mesa de picnic! Desde que nos mudamos hace un par de anos, he tenido que mover una mesa de cartas que se pliega desde el porch del frente (donde pertenece) al patio trasero (donde de vez en cuando me gusta trabajar) y ahora puedo ser floja  cuando queira porque no tengo que mover la mesa porque nos compramos una mesa de picnic! Y déjenme decirles, fue una aventura poder traer ese bebe a casa. Es de 6 pies de largo (1.82m) y de ancho mas o menos 3.5 pies (1.02m)…y tenemos un Yaris. Un Yaris!! Es básicamente un Camry bebe! La compramos desarmada en Home Depot y un par de tipos grandes nos ayudaron a traerla al sitio de carga. Pararon el carro con la mesa mientras trataban de buscar una camioneta para cargarla, al mismo tiempo se rascaban la cabeza preguntándose porque no compramos una ya armada si la íbamos a acarrear igual. Luego uno de los tipos puso sus ojos de bebe en nuestra carroza de campeones y nos miró sugiriendo que había perdido la fe en la humanidad. En verdad estos idiotas piensan meter esta mesa de este porte en un auto un paso más grande que un mini? El otro tipo estaba muy entretenido con la idea, cruzo los brazos y movió la cabeza como desafiándonos a que le probáramos que era posible. Sacamos el embalaje, pusimos las piezas en los asientos de atrás que doblamos hacia adelante, y movimos los asientos del chofer y copiloto hacia el frente – así que obviamente yo tuve que manejar. Desearía haberme acordado de sacar una foto de Javi, apretado como acordeón en el asiento delantero, pero estaba tan desesperado por salir de ahí cuando llegamos a casa que no lo pude hacer esperar en ese espacio por un segundo mas.

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Anyhow, Javi got right to work as soon as we got home putting the table together and it’s perfect! Next time (and there will probably be a next time) we’re just going to buy the wood and assemble it without the kit – it’d be much cheaper and about the same amount of effort. So by sundown yesterday we had a sweet picnic table in the backyard! We still have to figure out where to place it in the backyard, but you better believe it’ll be close to the grill. Now we just need some summer weather and a break in work to have a cookout! Pero bueno, Javi se puso a trabajar de inmediato cuando llegamos a casa y armo la mesa…es perfecta! La próxima vez (y lo más seguro es que habrá una próxima vez) vamos a comprar la madera y hacerla sin el kit – será más barata y más o menos el mismo esfuerzo. Así que ya al atardecer de ayer teníamos una mesa de picnic genial en el patio! Todavía tenemos que decidir donde la vamos a poner, pero seguro que será cerca de la parrilla. Ahora solo necesitamos tiempo de verano y un descanso del trabajo para hacer un asadito!


7 responses to “Our newest backyard addition”

  1. Ooh! I am jealous of your picnic table! we have lived in our house a little over 2 years and still don’t have one. Thank you for liking my gardening post. I look forward to reading more about your adventures. Your pictures are beautiful!

  2. I am imagining a cute table cloth next, along with a cute lantern and candles just in time for Spring and Summer. It’s these little/big simple things in life that bring such happiness. And, yes I agree the picture of your hubs scrunched up would have been priceless- ha. Cheers Javier, Leslie and Doggies!

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