No need to be nervous about the fire - nothing burnt down. I'll get to that in a bit.
Friday night, I got on the mower and knocked out the empty part of the property, taking with what remained of the Bluebonnets, the big weeds and such that were starting to get a little tall. Since my Husqvarna is strictly residential, if I waited much longer, it would have probably been an ordeal involving multiple passes and such. Hey, I love to mow the yard but, let's not make it a job.
That was the thought I had when a) I found out how much quality Adirondack chairs cost. I want a bunch of them - like 20 of them that I can have spread around the various sitting places on our property. And b) a friend of mine from work posted pictures of his ranch on Facebook. He has this really nice flagstone patio with a huge fire pit in the middle, surrounded by at least a dozen or more Adirondack chairs around it. Why should I wait for retirement to do this, I thought to myself? I'll just build one now to see how it goes.
Anyway, I had enough fun for an afternoon and decided to do a little more research. I also think I may start looking on Craig's List for people selling old lumber. That could reduce the cost of each chair.