Patience, who me?

 Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances,  which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance or anger in a negative way, or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties.
Patience is the level of endurance one's character can take before negativity.

I have never been known for my having Patience.
My whole life I have wanted everything, new projects, anything I wanted done, 
"I wanted it done NOW"

 This past few weeks have been riddled with one delay after the next in my Front Porch project.  The number one delay has been my handy man.  Although he is good and a friend (don't hire friends)... he was forever late or had to leave early.  One thing after another.  But I'm happy to say, today he came and did not leave until his work was done.  
I think he was afraid to leave, really!
I came outside at 6:45 am, right when the sun came up,  grumbling and getting ready to do the job myself when Dan came with a buddy.  No tools, his son had the truck!  I dragged out all my tools so he had no excuse today!
Yes, I was steaming at this point!
So I got to work and put together my trellis and I'm happy to say my plans were perfect. While I worked on that,  Dan finished the stone patio.  And I might say, "He did a great job"

Then Dan and his men put my trellis  into cement and L brackets to the wall.  I held my breath until I knew my measurements were going to work.

I did a bit of research and thought of having my trellis custom made for the area but the cost was in the hundreds of dollars.  Mine cost me a total of $28.00

All in all this was a great day. 
We have had heavy storms every day this week and today it was sunny and dry.  
My lack of patience did not hinder the work and I let them all go about 3 in the afternoon.  I gave them lunch and ice tea to be sure they didn't  take a lunch break.  Dan tends to leave and not come back for hours.
Why do I continue to use this man to do handy things for me?  He is a great carpenter and jack of all trades.  Once he gets to work he does a great job!

Look how perfect he cut the stone to go around the water meter. 

Tomorrow I will put together my new patio chairs.  The UPS guy delivered them today.  
Yes, that is a chair.  I'm not good at directions but they seem easy enough?
Then to sweep the sand between the stone pavers. 
I get to decorate my new front porch. 
I am excited to say the least.
My Patience paid off.

Once I have the space completed I'll do a reveal post!

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O. said...

Looks good, we hired a family member to do some work on our house. Never again!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hmmm... ditto on hiring family.

Love the lattice screen and pavers. Have fun decorating!


Pondside said...

Wow, you move fast! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished space with the chairs assembled.

Anonymous said...

A really great idea for the trellis to give some privacy, can't wait to see the rose vine grow and cover it.... LOVE you

Darla said...

Looking forward to seeing a wide shot of this new area! Friends and Family it's hard to do business with them...

Jann Olson said...

Oh girl,
I am the same way. I so wnat things done, 'NOW'! I have to remind myself constantly of a saying my sweet mother always said, "Patience is a virtue". Although I found myself saying it often to my own children I know that sometimes it's hard to be virtuous. Lookin good thought and you must admit, "Good things come to those who wait." Enjoy that new front porch!

Kathleen said...

I am impatient too! DH used to do everything, but he isn't able to anymore. But he still thinks he can! So I wait, and wait, and then end up hiring someone!
You did a great job! I hope you get lots of enjoyment from it!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Decorating after the job is done. Now that's the fun part I can get behind! The chairs will look great I am sure!

Honey at 2805 said...

It looks really good and it's also good to be reminded of the defination of patience. Usually something we all need at some time or the other!

Thank you for joining the Potpourri Friday Party! I appreciate you!

Ellen said...

You are so like me, or me like you, but I want it yesterday...LOL The ole saying of good things come to those who wait sure did pay off here. It looks great....I bet when the whole patio is done, you will be very happy. Glad Dan came.