Posted by johngl
Just as a reminder, I may not be able to finish this post. The world is supposed to come to an end in just a few minutes…
In case it doesn’t:
Back in February of 2004, I had the weird idea of building a patio kitchen. Here it is, well over seven years later, and the project just keeps growing.
This is a view from the north end. The “then” shot is on the left. The “now” shot it on the right (click the photo for a larger shot).
Besides aging a bit and having some serious vegetation — Tangerine Crossvine — taking over the pergola, it’s none the worse for wear and it has served me well.
Another view, this one from the back porch (then and now):
In this set of photos, you can see that where the smoker used to be, the Big Green Egg now resides. And where the 84,000 BTU stainless behemoth used to reside is now a small bistro table where most glorious spousal unit and I share evening libations.
Note: THE WORLD IS ENDING RIGHT NOW! Okay, so maybe not. Wait, I should check if my neighbors are still around.
<imagine time passing while I run outdoors and have a look>
Yep, they’re still here, too. Oh well.
So, where did the smoker and stainless behemoth run off to? If you are thinking that I succumbed to most glorious spousal unit’s suggestion (plea?) that I have too many grills and should get rid of some of them…well, you obviously don’t know me.
Ain’t gonna happen.
Oh, there they are. The smoker, the stainless grill, and the large Weber Kettle have moved out to the patio kitchen extension. On the left, you may notice a raised bed garden, too.
Where the extension now lives used to be my garden. That ratama tree behind the grill got too large and its canopy provided too much shade for garden plants to grow. Too bad for the plants, but really great for me on those hot summer afternoons!
When you find the end of the world approaching, think up a project to beautify your yard and make your life more comfortable.
Chances are the fundamentalist nutcases will be wrong.
With the end of the world now twenty minutes late and evening approaching, I think I’ll head out back and have a drink.
Life is good.