I was going to build a simple bench from 4×4’s and concrete blocks… maybe not the most comfortable, but when we are all around the fire pit, it would be good enough seating for cooking marshmallows. That was the plan, until I went to the lumberyard and found treated pine 4×4’s were going for $13 each. Times 6.
Well… that would be a bit more than I expected for some reason… then I noticed the sale flier.
“All garden supplies 60% off”
Have any benches?
So, Vernon and I wandered out back and there sat two metal benches.
I’ll take them both!
The salesman questioned us, “You want a fountain too? It’s about this big” his hands flailing about the size of a large breadbox.
“Twenty dollars?” asked Vernon…
“More like $35.” the salesman replied.
“Make it twenty and we’ll take it!”
“Hey,” I protested, “We don’t even know what it looks like!”
“Well, I can guess I can do twenty…”
“But we don’t know what it looks like!” I wailed.
“We’ll take it!” Vernon stated.
So… for $60, I now have two new garden benches, and a fountain about 3 feet tall…
a little bigger than expected!
With a smidge of blue paint to match my roof and planters… they look pretty cute!
And what a deal!