Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Don't Fence Me In

Or in this case, please do! I never realized my whole life how expensive it is to put in a fence until I wanted one. We live on a corner lot, so our back yard is extremely exposed to the street. I guess we hadn't given that a whole lot of thought when we built the house. We figured, no problem, we'll just put a fence in! Easier said than done.

We're practical people, so we decided it would be worth it to go the extra mile and get the vinyl fence vs. wood, since vinyl doesn't need to be replaced. We happen to have a family friend who owns a fencing company and said he would give us a great deal. Yahoo!! The difference that he quoted us between vinyl and wood was $2,000. Yes, $2,000. Big difference. That made for a tough decision. Despite living in one these newer neighborhoods where the houses are built a bit close together, we have quite a large yard, so there was a lot of fence to cover. In the end, we decided to go with the wood. We're in a recession people! Pictures soon to follow...

...Last night I didn't feel like cooking at all. It was rainy and miserable, and I am in a crunch to finish the book I'm reading for a book club I just joined, so all I wanted to do was sit down and read when I got home. I didn't seem to have a thing in the house that could be cooked quickly, so I consulted the freezer. I am a big fan of freezing leftovers, and luckily had a nice batch of sausage and lentil stew just dying for me to reheat. It was the perfect fix for a lazy, rainy evening.

That's some spicy sausage!